This bill seeks to offer a reliable supply of grain from the U.S. by renewing and changing the current laws that regulate it.
First thing’s first. This bill renews the Grain Standards Act, which lays out how grain has to be weighed, how inspectors are licensed and how those provisions are enforced. It’s set to expire in September 2015. This bill would renew it so it’s good to September 2020.
However, with renewed funding, this bill also changes the Act. It explains that, unless there’s a major disaster (an earthquake, tornado, tsunami, and the like), grain export facilities have to use official grain inspectors. Also, if the Secretary of Agriculture finds that a group of inspectors can’t inspect “in a timely manner” or an official agency waives its right to inspect — then the federal government can bring in inspectors from another geographical area or inspectors otherwise approved by the Secretary to make sure that grain is doing okay.
If states don’t use official inspectors and the Secretary finds out, they have to write a report about how badly they messed up, and why they should keep their "delegated authority."