NAEGA’s Grades and Inspections Committee and NGFA Grain Grades and Weights Committee and have concluded work over the past few months to consider various policy options for responding to the U.S. Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) request for public comment on the current Official U.S. Soybean, Corn and Canola standards.
For soybeans, in concert with U.S. soybean processor, producer and marketing organizations, we are requesting that AMS suspend and withdraw its current request for comments on the soybean standard. In a letter to the agency we pointed to several factors justifying the request for suspension and withdrawal.
NGFA and NAEGA will submit comments stating that the current official U.S. corn and canola standards should be retained without change.