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GIPSA Merchandise

GIPSA makes available to the public a variety of grain inspection materials that are created for the United States Official Inspection System. These materials are available at wholesale pricing with a minimum order of $100 for any combination of items.

Individuals and companies can order items by contacting Ruth Goff at GIPSA's National Grain Center in Kansas City. The following items are available:

VRI Lab Reference ($2.50 per page)

Visual Reference Images Visual Reference Images (VRI) are used to ensure consistent and uniform application of grading lines and illustrate types of damage in conjunction with written descriptions.

The VRI Lab Reference pages are printed on 8.5" x 11" laminated paper with up to four images and the accompanying written descriptions per page.

View the VRI catalog (PDF; 414Kb) to see what is available.

VRI General Appearance Prints ($1.50 each)

General Appearance PrintsThe VRI general Appearance Prints are 5" x 7" laminated prints depicting a general appearance condition that affects the value of grain.

View the VRI catalog (PDF; 414Kb) to see what is available.

Complete VRI Desk Reference ($10.00 each)

quick guideThe Complete VRI Desk References contains the full set of interpretive lines for the standardized grains. The VRI are printed on four 8.5" x 11" laminated pages with up to twenty-eight images per page. The accompanying written descriptions are included on separate pages.

Grain Grading Mats ($3.00 each)

General Appearance PrintsGrain Grading Mats are designed for use in training situations. Each 11" x 17" laminated mat contains the Grade and Grade Requirements table, a picking surface, and the principal damage VRI Interpretive Lines.

Mats are available in several languages for most grains.






  • English (Barley, Canola, Corn, Flax, Oats, Rye, Sorghum, Soybeans, Wheat, Rice, Edible Beans, Peas, Lentils)
  • Spanish (Barley, Canola, Corn, Flax, Oats, Rye, Sorghum, Soybeans, Wheat)
  • Arabic (Barley, Corn, Soybean, Sorghum, Wheat)
  • Traditional Chinese (Barley, Corn, Soybean, Sorghum, Wheat)
  • Simplified Chinese (Barley, Corn, Soybean, Sorghum, Wheat)
  • French (Barley, Corn)
  • Japanese (Barley, Corn, Sorghum)
  • Korean (Barley, Corn, Sorghum)
Grain Requirements Posters ($2.00 plain paper - $5.00 Laminated)

General Appearance PrintsGrain Requirements posters are 20" by 24" and are available for these grains:

  • Corn
  • Soybean
  • Sorghum
  • Wheat
  • Mixed Grain
Stored Grain Insect Posters ($4.00 plain paper - $8.00 Laminated)

Principal Stored Grain InsectsOur Stored Grain Insect Poster is 28" by 24".

Principal Damages Posters ($5.00 plain paper - $10.00 Laminated)

General Appearance PrintsThe following 24" x 32" posters are available:

  • Major Grains (Corn, Soybean, Sorghum, Wheat)
  • Minor Grains (Barley, Oats, Rye, Canola, Sunflower, Flaxseed)