Current Issues

GARDNER INTRODUCES PORTS ACT TO PROTECT AMERICAN ECOMOMY

Washington, DC – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today that he has introduced the Protecting Orderly and Responsible Transit of Shipments (PORTS) Act in the United States Senate to safeguard the American economy from the threat of labor shutdowns and slowdowns at seaports. The Act, which is cosponsored by Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), would discourage disruptions at US seaports [...]

CFTC FINAL INTERPRETATION ON FORWARD CONTRACTS WITH EVO

Overview For questions please contact Kevin Batteh or Kwon Park at (202) 547-3035. On May 12, the CFTC released its final interpretation on forward contracts with embedded volumetric optionality (EVO). The interpretation identifies when an agreement, contract, or transaction (ACT) would fall within the forward contract exclusions from the “swap” and “future delivery” definitions in [...]

NCC BULLETIN & BATCH 23 FACT SHEET

Please click on the link below to read the fact sheet.   NCC BULLETIN & BATCH 23 FACT SHEET

Payment Limit Update-Summary of Interim Reporting Solution

Below is an update from the Chairman of the NCC Payment Limit Technical Working Group on the Interim Reporting Process for the 2014 crop year.  While it’s a work in progress and not without challenges, FSA has reached a point where they are ready to begin attribution of benefits for this crop year.  As stated in the [...]

Procedures for Contacting USDA-Kansas City Commodity Office