Effective January 1, 2018, FGIS has reduced inspection and weighing service fees by five percent. Due to the continuation of high grain exports, FGIS’ operating reserve exceeds 4 ½ months of operating expenses. FGIS also reviewed tonnage fees and the tonnage fees were adjusted to reflect fiscal year 2017 costs and a five-year average of export tons. The NGFA and NAEGA have continually urged the FGIS to bring its field office expenses, and resultant fees, in line with those of official agencies that provide inspection and weighing services. You can read the revised billing codes for official services performed by FGIS and the fee schedule for official inspection and weighing services here.