Grain Grading Primer

The effectiveness of the U.S. grain inspection system depends largely on an inspector’s ability to sample, inspect, grade, and certify the various grains for which standards have been established under the United States Grain Standards Act, as amended. This publication is designed primarily to provide information and instruction for producers, grain handlers, and students on how grain is graded. It is not designed for Official grain inspectors for they must necessarily use more detailed instruction than that provided herein. In view of this fact, the Federal Grain Inspection Service, published the Grain Inspection Handbook, Book II, Grain Grading Procedures, which documents the step-by-step procedures needed to effectively and efficiently inspect grain in accordance with the Official United States Standards for Grain.