Speaking on Business: Idaho Grain Inspection Service

The Idaho Grain Inspection Service gives grain a grade indicating quality to determine the exact value of the product before it’s sold.

Chris Redgrave Jul 27, 2018

This is Chris Redgrave for Zions Bank Speaking on Business.

Idaho grain crops are ranked as some of the top in the nation, and, in fact, last year Idaho’s wheat growers produced what has been called one of the state’s highest-quality crops according to the Capital Press. So, if you’re the organization entrusted with inspecting this critically-important commodity, it means working with a high level of trust, and that’s a responsibility Dustin Young appreciates and takes seriously as the manager of the Idaho Grain Inspection Service.

This organization holds a federal license to inspect all grain throughout Southern Idaho to make sure it fits federal standards. All grain the Idaho Grain Inspection Service examines is given a grade indicating its quality, to determine the exact value of the product before it’s sold. This involves strict quality inspection standards, and once a month Dustin and his team of 7 employees are required to attend federally-mandated training to make stay in line with standards.

At any time, one of the grain samples they’ve collected could be called in, so the Idaho Grain Inspection Service understands the high level of integrity needed for every sample. This protects the farmer, grain elevator, who brings in the wheat to store it before it’s sold, and the flour mill that buys the wheat. With Idaho grain sent around the world, the Idaho Grain Inspection Service holds a key role.

For Zions Bank, I’m Chris Redgrave, speaking on business.

Idaho Grain Inspection Service

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