AMS user fees will rise in October

USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service will raise its quality and condition inspections by 10 percent this year.

Meanwhile, audit verification services will go up 6.5 percent. AMS announced in March the user-fees would go up this year, and they will go into effect on Oct. 1.

Voluntary quality and condition inspections will rise to $210 per lot from $191, and voluntary audit verification services will go up to $115 per hour from $108.

Greg Johnson is Director of Media Development for Blue Book Services