Notice of Intended Action

Grain indemnity fund—per-bushel and participation fees, 93.8

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Notice of Intended Action

Proposing rule making related to the grain indemnity fund

and providing an opportunity for public comment

The Agriculture and Land Stewardship Department hereby proposes to amend Chapter 93, "Grain Indemnity Fund Board—Organization and Operations," Iowa Administrative Code.

Legal Authority for Rule Making

This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code sections 159.5 and 203D.4.

State or Federal Law Implemented

This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code section 203D.5.

Purpose and Summary

This proposed rule making rescinds the rule that prohibits the Grain Indemnity Fund Board from instituting the participation fees and assessments for the Grain Indemnity Fund. Per statute, if the Fund balance falls below $3 million, the Board is required to reinstate the fees no later than May 1 and begin collecting the fees on the following July 1. As of December 14, 2022, the Department estimates that outstanding claims will drop the Fund balance below $3 million and the assessment will need to be reinstated by the Board.

Fiscal Impact

This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.

Jobs Impact

After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found.


Any person who believes that the application of the discretionary provisions of this rule making would result in hardship or injustice to that person may petition the Department for a waiver of the discretionary provisions, if any, pursuant to 21—Chapter 8.

Public Comment

Any interested person may submit written or oral comments concerning this proposed rule making. Written or oral comments in response to this rule making must be received by the Department no later than 4:30 p.m.on January 31, 2023. Comments should be directed to:

Colin Tadlock

Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship

Wallace State Office Building

502 East 9th Street

Des Moines, Iowa 50319

Phone: 515.518.7609


Public Hearing

No public hearing is scheduled at this time. As provided in Iowa Code section 17A.4(1)"b," an oral presentation regarding this rule making may be demanded by 25 interested persons, a governmental subdivision, the Administrative Rules Review Committee, an agency, or an association having 25 or more members.

Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee

The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rule making by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rule making at its regular monthly meeting or at a special meeting. The Committee's meetings are open to the public, and interested persons may be heard as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.8(6).

The following rule-making action is proposed:

Rescind and reserve rule 21—93.8(203D).

Agriculture and Land Stewardship Department

Closed For Comments

This notice is now closed for comments. Collection of comments closed on 1/31/2023.

Official Document

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Rule 21-93.8
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