Washington, D.C. — Chairman Heath P. Tarbert, the sponsor of the Agricultural Advisory Committee (AAC), announced today the AAC will hold a public meeting on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. (EDT). The meeting will be held via conference call in accordance with the agency’s implementation of social distancing due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
The AAC will receive an update from the Livestock Markets Task Force as well as briefings on the second quarter National Farm Loan data and the impending launch of a Brazil-based soybean futures contract. The meeting will also include a discussion on the Division of Enforcement’s Self-Reporting Program and the role of intermediaries and the National Futures Association (NFA) in protecting market participants from fraud.
“As the agricultural sector rises to meet the challenges posed by COVID-19 and this summer’s severe weather, never has it been more important that we provide clarity and transparency about how to use derivatives markets efficiently and effectively,” said Chairman Tarbert. “Ensuring these markets are working for American agriculture is one of my top priorities as Chairman. I look forward to engaging with ag community stakeholders and hearing their perspectives.”
Members of the public may listen to the meeting via conference call using a domestic toll-free telephone or international toll or toll-free number to connect to a live, listen-only audio feed or listen to the meeting on the CFTC website. Persons requiring special accommodations to listen or view the meeting because of disabilities should notify Summer Mersinger, the AAC’s Designated Federal Officer, at 202-418-6074.
||Agricultural Advisory Committee Meeting
||Thursday, September 24, 2020
||2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EDT
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