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Commodity Operations
United States Warehouse Act

 
The United States Warehouse Act (USWA) authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to license warehouse operators who store agricultural products. Warehouse operators that apply must meet the USDA standards established within the USWA and its regulations. Application is voluntary. Applicants agree to be licensed under the USWA, observe the rules for licensing and pay associated user fees.

 
  • Final Rule - 7 CFR Parts 735 through 742 (pdf version)

 

 

 

 

 
In the News

 
Jan 23, 2013 - The Farm Service Agency (FSA) has developed a Licensing Agreement for Dry Bean Warehouse Operators (WA-406). The WA-406 applies to United States Warehouse Act licensed Dry Bean Warehouse Operators.

 
Apr 4, 2012 - The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is implementing a licensing requirement, including inspection and examination procedures for all port and transloading facilities receiving, storing, handling, and shipping export food assistance commodities for U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) food assistance programs (PL 480, Title II and III, Food for Progress, Section 416(b) and McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition programs). Commodities purchased by FSA on or after June 15, 2012, may be stored or handled only by facilities licensed under the United States Warehouse Act (USWA).

 
FSA has developed a Licensing Agreement for Export Food Aid Commodity Warehouse Operators (WA-502). The WA-502 applies exclusively to U.S. Government Export Food Aid Commodities (EFAC) received, stored, handled and shipped at port warehouses or transloading facilities in the United States.

 
All port and transload facility operators are invited to access the WA-502 online on the DACO website.

 
On April 4, 2012, FSA posted in the Federal Register Vol 77, No 65 a notice specifying the fee schedule for the new Licensing Agreement of Export Food Aid Commodity Warehouse Operators (WA-502).

 
November 3, 2011 – The Farm Service Agency announces the revision of the WA-402 Licensing Agreement for Grain and Rice Warehouse Operators. The Kansas City Commodity Office will notify all current United States Warehouse Act licensed grain and rice Warehouse Operators. Warehouse Operators are asked to execute the revised Agreement by January 31, 2012.

 
On Mar 15, 2011, FSA posted in the Federal Register FR Doc. 2011-5975 United States Warehouse Act; Export Food Aid Commodities Licensing Agreement - Notice and request for comments. FSA is making available the summary of comments received.

 

 
On March 15, 2011, FSA posted in the Federal Register FR Doc. 2011-5973 United States Warehouse Act; Processed Agricultural Products Licensing Agreement - Notice and request for comments. FSA is making available the summary of comments received.

 

 

 
USWA/Warehouse Information Notices

 

 

 

 
Licensing Agreements

 
  • WA-406 - Licensing Agreement for Dry Bean Warehouse Operators - Jan 15, 2013
  • WA-401 - Licensing Agreement for Cotton Warehouse Operators - updated Oct 31, 2011
  • WA-402 - Licensing Agreement for Grain and Rice Warehouse Operators - Nov 3, 2011
  • WA-405 - Licensing Agreement for Nut Warehouse Operators - updated Oct 31, 2011
  • WA-502 - Licensing Agreement for Export Food Aid Commodity Warehouse Operators - updated Apr 4, 2012

 

 

 
This page contains information on Electronic Provider Agreements as well as final and draft provider agreements.

 

 
Publications

 
Apr 4, 2012 - Notice - U.S. Warehouse Act Fees – Export Food Aid Commodity

 

 

 

 

 
Licensed Warehouse Lists

 
Click on a state on the United States map to view a list of warehouses licensed under the USWA for the requested state. The custom search feature allows you to search by warehouse name, city, county, state, or license number.

 
List of active warehouses as of Dec 31, 2013

 

 

 
Archived Licensed Warehouse Lists

 
Status of Licensed Warehouses as of Dec 31, 2012

 

 
Status of Licensed Warehouses as of Dec 31, 2011

 

 
Status of Licensed Warehouses as of Dec 31, 2010

 

 
Status of Licensed Warehouses as of Dec 31, 2009

 

 
Status of Licensed Warehouses as of Dec 31, 2008

 

 
Status of Licensed Warehouses as of Dec 31, 2007

 

 
Status of Licensed Warehouses as of Dec 31, 2006

 

 
Status of Licensed Warehouses as of Dec 31, 2005

 

 
Status of Licensed Warehouses as of Dec 31, 2004

 

 
Status of Licensed Warehouses as of Dec 31, 2003

 

 
Status of Licensed Warehouses as of Dec 31, 2002

 

 
Status of Licensed Warehouses as of Dec 31, 2001

 

 
Status of Licensed Warehouses as of Dec 31, 2000

 

 

 
Forms

 

 

 
Contact Information

 
USDA FSA
Commodity Operations
1400 Independence Ave SW, Stop 0553
Washington, DC 20250-0553

 
Telephone: 202-720-2121
Fax: 202-690-3123

 
Commodity Operations FSA-USWA@wdc.usda.gov

 
Chief, Licensing Branch
Warehouse License and Examination Division
USDA - Kansas City Commodity Office
Beacon Facility - Stop 9148
P O Box 419205
Kansas City, Missouri 64141-6205

 
Telephone: 816-926-6474
Fax: 816-926-1548 or 816-926-1774

 
Express Mail Address:
USDA - Kansas City Commodity Office
Warehouse License and Examination Division
Beacon Facility - Stop 9148
9240 Troost Avenue
Kansas City, Missouri 64131-3055
Office Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 


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