USDA Seeks Nominees for the Grain Inspection Advisory Committee

December 14, 2018

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking nominees to serve on the Grain Inspection Advisory Committee.

Established in 1981, the Advisory Committee represents the interests of all segments of the U.S. grain industry from producer to exporter, providing advice on the programs and services USDA delivers under the U.S. Grain Standards Act (USGSA). Recommendations by the Advisory Committee help the department better meet the needs of its customers who operate in a dynamic and changing marketplace.

The committee is composed of 15 members who represent the interests of grain producers, processors, handlers, merchandisers, consumers, exporters and scientists with expertise in research related to the policies in section 2 of the USGSA (7 U.S.C. 74). Appointments last three years and no member may serve successive terms. While members of the Advisory Committee serve without compensation, USDA provides reimbursement for travel expenses incurred in performance of Advisory Committee.

Submit nominations by mailing form AD-755 to: Kendra Kline by email:, fax: 202-690-2333 or U.S. Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Rm. 2043-S, Mail Stop 3614, Washington, DC 20250-3611.

Applications submitted during the previous nomination period, March 16, 2018, to April 30, 2018, will also be considered unless the nominee notifies the department they are no longer available for consideration.

More information about the Advisory Committee is available on the Federal Grain Inspection Service page of the AMS website.

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