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Revisions To Corn Standards

For your information, FGIS will implement a change in the corn standards effective September 1, 1996 for test weight for corn and stone count limit for sample grade corn. Below is a copy of FGIS PN-96-1 Program Notice dated 8/31/96.

Purpose. This notice transmits information regarding recent revisions to the U. S. Standards for Corn and the effective date for these revisions.

Background. On February 22, 1995, the Federal Grain Inspection Service (FGIS), a program of the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA), proposed in the Federal Register (60 FR 9790) to revise the U.S. Standards for Corn. On November 29, 1995, FGIS published in the Federal Register (60 FR 61194) a final rule revising the corn standards.

Revisions To The Corn Standards. The U.S. Standards for Corn have been revised as follows:

  • Test weight for corn is reported to the nearest tenth of a pound per bushel; and
  • Stone count limit for sample grade has been eliminated and the aggregate weight criteria for stones has been reduced from more than 0.20 percent by weight to more than 0.1 percent by weight.

Effective Date. The effective date for these revisions is September 1, 1996.

Questions. Please direct any questions to the Standards and Procedures Branch at (202)720-0252, or the Board of Appeals and Review at (816)891-0418.

If you have any questions concerning this notice, please feel free to contact Ben Honeycutt at (919)733-7576.

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