I have been a grain buyer in the country elevator system, a CGC inspector, and a farmer, and it has always surprised me that many producers do not know what grade their grain is or even have any idea how that grade is assigned. They know to the hour when the last oil change was done on the tractor, but are taking the elevators word on what is keeping the farm afloat. Many times the elevator is correct and your grain really is that bad, but looking at these posts for the last few years about how badly the farmer is getting shafted, but don't do anything about it or don't even realize that they are getting the shaft. I know everyone on here has internet access, so not being able to get the needed information is BS, it just takes some time and reading to know how things are to be done. Then spending the time to watch the grading being done and catch the mistakes when they happen.
I can say I have never personally on purpose put the boots to a delivery. That is not to say that I didn't deal with guys that deserved it, usually they complained that their bad grain was better than it is. 2 situations on the top of my head, farmer delivers canola that is high in green count, graded #2 CAN for this. Next load he comes in with yellow tint safety glasses and tells us to regrade with these on. Sure, no problem. Regrade ans Sample ACC'T Admixture, we were not counting the cleavers in the sample. Mr Farmer pretty quickly changed his tone here. Other time Mr Farmer complained about oat grading, so I got the CGC guide out, showed him how to grade oats, and low and behold, I was giving him a bonus for lightweight, grading them higher than I had to.