Serving South Central, SW North Dakota, and West Central Minnesota
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.
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!
Grain Inspection Inc is located in Jamestown, ND, Appleton, MN, and New Salem, ND. Our grain inspection services are designated by the USDA.
Grain Inspection Inc has been providing quality grain inspection and sampling services since 1956. Count on us for your official and unofficial grain inspection needs.