Grain Inspections Reforms Move Forward
Katie Micik DTN Markets Editor
Fri May 22, 2015 01:38 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- The Senate Agriculture Committee passed a bill reauthorizing the U.S. Grain Standards Act on Thursday that includes measures designed to avoid interruption in inspection services at export terminals.

The legislation fixes a lingering concern following last year's labor dispute at Pacific Northwest grain terminals: That USDA will not step up to fulfill grain inspections quickly enough if the state decides to stop the mandated inspections.

During last year's labor dispute at the Port of Vancouver, Washington, United Grain was unable to export grain for about a month after Washington's governor pulled the security detail that escorted grain ...

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