2018 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 505 - AGRICULTURE
505 ILCS 85/ - Illinois Grain Quality Program Act of 1988.

(505 ILCS 85/1) (from Ch. 5, par. 2451)
Sec. 1. This Act may be cited as the Illinois Grain Quality Program Act of 1988.
(Source: P.A. 85-1162; 86-1475.)


(505 ILCS 85/2) (from Ch. 5, par. 2452)
Sec. 2. In order to enhance the sales of Illinois grain, the Illinois Department of Agriculture and the University of Illinois, in cooperation with other interested organizations and institutions, may develop a program of research and information to provide foreign buyers with accurate commercial grain measures of quality factors, including those not currently used in United States Department of Agriculture grain grades or standards. High priority should be given to the development of measurements of quality characteristics that are of economic importance to wet corn millers, dry corn millers, and soybean processors in international markets. The program should:
(a) identify those grain characteristics that are economically important in influencing quality and quantity of processed products;
(b) develop new technologies which can be used for the commercial measurement of these characteristics;
(c) assist in demonstration shipments that will persuade foreign processors that they can increase their profits through the purchase of Illinois grain with these special characteristics;
(d) assist the Illinois Crop Improvement Association, independent inspection agencies, other commercial firms, and other interested organizations to provide these accurate measures until such time that these measures become generally available through such commercial firms;
(e) demonstrate the use of a computerized clearing house concept to help buyers locate adequate supplies of grain with the desired quality characteristics; and
(f) provide that the laboratories of the Illinois Department of Agriculture and the University of Illinois may be used to inspect and analyze the grain quality measurements used and shall report the results to the requesting party.
(Source: P.A. 85-1162.)


(505 ILCS 85/3) (from Ch. 5, par. 2453)
Sec. 3. The Department of Agriculture may provide for and assist the University of Illinois, Illinois Crop Improvement Association, independent grain inspection agencies and other commercial firms in pilot projects which will demonstrate and assist in the use of methodologies developed through the program set forth in Section 2. The supplemental grain quality measurements established or being measured shall not be mandatory or obligatory for any shipper.
(Source: P.A. 85-1162.)


(505 ILCS 85/4) (from Ch. 5, par. 2454)
Sec. 4. The Department of Agriculture may make grants to the University of Illinois, on the basis of submitted proposals from the University, and use funds appropriated as necessary for research and analysis of measurements of grain quality characteristics.
(Source: P.A. 85-1162.)


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