Agricultural Marketing Act

Learn More About the Agricultural Marketing Act

Get an Insight Into the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1929

The first step in agricultural marketing was initiated by the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1929 in the US. It was introduced as a measure to stop the downward twisting of crop prices. The most important contribution of the act was the creation of a federal farm board that developed several agricultural cooperatives to stabilize farm prices.

Fee Schedule Issued by the Agricultural Marketing Act

Effective from August 1, 2017, this fee schedule supersedes all other Agricultural Marketing Act fee schedules issued by this office. Federal Grain Inspection Service (FGIS) must approve all fees for official services and official agencies will assess only those fees appearing on their currently approved fee schedule, FGIS user fees included.

Check Out Our Regular Office, Grain Inspection, and Sampling Hours

  • Office hours: 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM – Monday through Friday
  • Inspection hours: 5:00 AM to 2:00 PM – Monday through Friday. If you would like a same-day inspection, please notify us by 9:00 AM. For weekend or holiday inspection service, please notify us by 12:00 PM of the previous business day
  • Sampling hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM – Monday through Friday. For same-day sampling, please notify us by 11:00 AM. For weekend or holiday sampling service, please notify us by 1:00 PM of the previous business day
  • Overtime hours: Hours beyond regular hours - Monday through Friday and all day Saturday
  • Double time: We charge for Sundays and holidays
Our holidays include New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents’ Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. We are closed on New Year’s Eve after 2:00 PM and on Christmas Eve after 2:00 PM.
Grain Sampling

Browse the Hourly Rates and Fees for our Sampling and Inspection Services

  • Regular hourly rate: $40.00 per man hour, sampler / technician
  • Overtime hourly rate: Will be billed at one and half times the normal hourly rate and will be assessed in ¼ hour increments
  • Standby hourly rate: Delays not caused by the agency will be billed at the applicable rate per man hour and will be assessed in ¼ hour increments
  • Travel hourly rate will be billed at the applicable rate per man hour and assessed in 1/4 hour increments
  • Two hour minimum call out time per person to be billed at applicable hourly rate
  • Mileage will be assessed at a rate of less than or equal to the IRS standard mileage rate
  • 1 1/2% per month finance charge after 30 days from statement date
  • Per diem of $8 after 8 hours and $16 after 12 hours per person
  • Service requests not covered under this fee schedule will be performed at the appropriate hourly rate, plus travel time and mileage
  • Special sampling handling and shipping will be charged the actual cost and sampler travel time plus mileage as applicable
Sample and Grade on processed commodity                                                                   $22.75
Grade (Thresher run grain)                                                                                                        $23.75
Sampling only (sampling and certification only per unit)                                            $  9.77
Additional factor to grade (per factor)                                                                                  $  5.65
Factor analysis (per factor)                                                                                                        $  5.65
Stowage examination per carrier (on request)                                                                  $15.00
Mycotoxin testing                                                                                                                           $30.00
Witness fumigation (per carrier)                                                                                              $   3.00
Phyto sanitary test and 921-2 (Plus appropriate sampling & hourly fees)            $   6.50
Falling Numbers                                                                                                                             $15.00
All other services not covered in this fee schedule will be billed at the appropriate hourly rate
Call us for more details on federal grain inspection services!
701-252-1290
Grain Inspection Inc is located in Jamestown, ND, Appleton, MN, and New Salem, ND. Our grain inspection services are designated by the USDA.
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