US Grain Standards Act

United States Grain Standards Act (As Amended)

Regulations under the United States Grain Standards Act

  • Part 800 - General regulations
  • Part 801 - Official performance requirements for grain inspection equipment
  • Part 802 - Official performance and procedural requirements for grain weighing equipment and related grain handling systems
  • Part 810 - Official United States standards for grain

    Reporting Violations of the USGSA OR AMA

    The United States Grain Standards Act and the Agricultural Marketing Act regulations require that official personnel promptly report any violations of existing statutes, policies, procedures or instructions. They shall report incidences that include:

    • program activities (e.g., grain sampling, grading, weighing, etc.);
    • bribes (i.e., offering, giving, receiving, or soliciting of anything of value);
    • assaults (e.g., verbal or physical attacks, etc.) and
    • misconduct (i.e., create the appearance of a loss of impartiality, etc.).

    For additional information see: FGIS Directive 9070.6 Reporting Violations of the U.S. Grain Standards Act and the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (pdf)

    USDA, AMS, FGIS
    Quality Assurance and Compliance Division
    STOP 3614
    1400 Independence Ave., SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-3614
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