United States Warehouse Act

The United States Warehouse Act (USWA) authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to license warehouse operators who store agricultural products. Warehouse operators that apply must meet the USDA standards established within the USWA and its regulations. Application is voluntary. Applicants agree to be licensed under the USWA, observe the rules for licensing and pay associated user fees.

USWA Emergency and Temporary Storage (pdf)

Contact Information

License & Storage Contract Branch
Warehouse & Commodity Management Division
Beacon Facility - Mail Stop 9148
P.O. Box 419205
Kansas City, MO 64141-6205
Phone: 816-926-6474
Email: warehousing@ams.usda.gov

Overnight:

USDA/AMS/FTPP/WCMD/LSCB
Beacon Facility - Mail Stop 9148
2312 East Bannister Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64131-3011