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Cooperative Agreements

Cooperative or reimbursable agreements are established with States under the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (AMA) to provide sampling or inspection services for miscellaneous processed commodities, graded commodities, or rice.

Commodity Sampling Agreement

Under this program, GIPSA enters an agreement with a State to have State employees perform certain Federal functions related to providing inspection and weighing services under the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946. Specifically, Federally-trained and -licensed State employees perform a number of voluntary services, including sampling, bulk weighing, checkloading, checkweighing, condition examination, condition of container examination, stowage examination, sanitation inspection, falling number testing, and related services for rice, dry beans, peas, split peas, lentils, hops, and processed grain products. These functions are performed by Federally-licensed State employees under the supervision of a State manager. A GIPSA manager provides general oversight and monitoring of the program. GIPSA reimburses the State for work performed by State employees at an average rate of $13.00 per hour.

State of Alabama Agreement 12-36-SA-9101
State of Georgia Agreement 12-36-85-RA-0001
State of Louisiana Agreement 12-36-A-2822
State of North Carolina Agreement 12-36-SA-8507

These agreements are carried out according to the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621 et seq.), subject to the conditions provided in the Statement of Work section of each agreement.

Commodity Inspection Agreement

Under this program, a State is authorized to provide certain official services under the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946. State inspection agencies perform a wide range of voluntary inspection activities and related functions for rice, dry beans, peas, split peas, lentils, hops, and processed grain products. These functions are performed by Federally-trained and -licensed State employees who are under the direct supervision of State program managers. A GIPSA manager provides general oversight and monitoring of the program. The State collects fees for these services and pays GIPSA a predetermined percentage of these fees for GIPSA oversight.

State of Georgia Agreement 12-36-SA-2801
State of Idaho Agreement 12-36-SA-8701
State of Missouri Agreement 12-36-SA-9000
State of Montana Agreement 12-36-OA-17811
State of Oregon Agreement 12-36-SA-9102
State of South Carolina Agreement 12-36-SA-0428
State of Virginia Agreement 12-36-OA-1158
State of Washington Agreement 12-36-A-2935
State of Wyoming Agreement 12-25-020-2200
Amarillo Grain Exchange, Inc. Agreement 12-36-OA-1215
California Agri Inspection Co., LTD Agreement 12-36-A-2002
Central Iowa Grain Inspection Service, Inc. Agreement 12-36-OA-2337
Champaign-Danville Grain Inspection Departments, Inc. Agreements 12-36-OA-9501,
12-36-OA-9502,
12-36-OA-9503
Columbus Grain Inspection, Inc. Agreement 12-36-OA-1158
Decatur Grain Inspection, Inc. Agreement 12-36-OA-1046
D.R. Schall Agency, Inc. Agreement 12-36-OA-1228
East Indiana Grain Inspection, Inc. Agreement 12-36-OA-32810
Eastern Iowa Grain Inspection and Weighing Service, Inc. Agreement 12-36-OA-2327
Enid Grain Inspection Company, Inc. Agreement 12-36-OA-1025
Farwell Grain Inspection, Inc. (Farwell SW) Agreement 12-36-A-2003
Fremont Grain Inspection Department, Inc. Agreement 12-36-A-1035
Grain Inspection, Inc. Agreement 12-36-OA-2137
Gulf Country Grain Inspection Service, Inc. Agreement 12-36-OA-2986
Hastings Grain Inspection, Inc. Agreement 12-36-OA-9505
Kankakee Grain Inspection, Inc. Agreement 12-36-OA-0377
Kansas Grain Inspection Service, Inc. Agreement 12-36-OA-1057
Lincoln Inspection Service, Inc. Agreement 12-36-OA-9506
Michigan Grain Inspection Service, Inc. Agreement 12-36-OA-01210
Mid-Iowa Grain Inspection, Inc. Agreement 12-36-OA-2297
MidSouth Grain Inspection Service Agreement 12-36-OA-0367
North Dakota Grain Inspection Service, Inc. Agreement 12-36-OA-2677
Omaha Grain Inspection, Inc. Agreement 12-36-OA-1025
Plainview Grain Inspection and Weighing Service, Inc. Agreement 12-36-OA-1235
Sioux City Inspection and Weighing Service Company Agreement 12-36-OA-2607
State Grain Inspection, Inc. Agreement 12-36-OA-2687
Titus Grain Inspection, Inc. Agreement 12-36-OA-0808