Grain Grades and Weights Committee
Committee Chairman: Nick Friant, Food Safety, Quality & Regulatory Leader for Grain, Cargill Inc., Minneapolis, Minn.
NGFA Staff Liaison: Jess McCluer and Jim Seibert
This committee works to develop and preserve inspection and weighing practices that facilitate timely, orderly, fair, safe and economical grain marketing responsive to customer needs. In this role, the committee provides input to Congress and the U.S. Department of Agriculture on official grain standards, as well as inspection and weighing practices that are accurate and consistently applied. The committee is the principal liaison to USDA’s Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration on official grain inspection and weighing issues in an effort to facilitate orderly marketing.