Lawmakers cut deal on grain inspections

FGIS_0515From Agri-Pulse

The Senate Agriculture Committee reached a bipartisan agreement with the House for extending grain inspection standards and livestock price reporting today.

The legislation, which has the support of the House Agriculture Committee, would ensure that grain inspections could continue during a labor dispute.

The bill (HR 2051), which the Senate panel approved on a voice vote, includes a key compromise sought by grain traders that would allow private inspections of grain when government inspectors are unavailable because of a labor disruption, but both the buyers and sellers would have to agree. Read the rest of the story here.