United States Standards for Sorghum

CourtAgricultural Marketing Service,Agriculture Department
Citation86 FR 47469
Publication Date25 Aug 2021
Record Number2021-18319
Federal Register, Volume 86 Issue 162 (Wednesday, August 25, 2021)
[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 162 (Wednesday, August 25, 2021)]
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                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
                [FR Doc No: 2021-18319]
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                DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
                Agricultural Marketing Service
                [Doc. No. AMS-FGIS-21-0010]
                United States Standards for Sorghum
                AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.
                ACTION: Final notice.
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                SUMMARY: This action is being taken under the authority of the United
                States Grain Standards Act, as amended, (USGSA). The United States
                Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS)
                is making no changes regarding the United States (U.S.) Standards for
                Sorghum under the USGSA.
                DATES: Applicability date: Upon Publication in the Federal Register.
                FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Loren Almond, USDA AMS; Telephone:
                (816) 702-3925; email: [email protected].
                SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 4 of the USGSA (7 U.S.C. 76(a))
                grants the Secretary of Agriculture the authority to establish
                standards for sorghum and other grains regarding kind, class, quality,
                and condition. AMS published a Notice in the Federal Register on March
                26, 2021 (86 FR 16181), inviting interested parties to comment on
                whether current sorghum standards and grading practices needed to be
                amended.
                 AMS received a total of two comments on the U.S. Standards for
                Sorghum. AMS received one comment from the national commodity
                organization representing sorghum producers stating that producers were
                satisfied that current standards were working for the market and
                recommended AMS make no changes to standards. Additionally, the comment
                recommended three areas that producers might wish to engage in
                discussions with AMS in the future. These areas were: Potential for new
                sorghum classes; research to develop an electronic odor determination
                instrument; and changing the unit of measurement for sorghum from
                hundred weights to bushels. AMS received a joint comment from two
                organizations representing grain elevator operators that stated the
                standards were meeting the needs of the market and did not need
                amendment. The joint comment concurred with the national commodity
                organization's position on future research areas. AMS welcomes the
                opportunity to engage with stakeholders on these matters.
                Final Action
                 Based on the comments received, AMS is making no changes to the U.S
                Standards for Sorghum at this time.
                 Authority: 7 U.S.C. 71-87k.
                Bruce Summers,
                Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
                [FR Doc. 2021-18319 Filed 8-24-21; 8:45 am]
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