Advocacy

ACSA is vigilant in promoting sanctity of contract, both domestically and overseas.  Leadership of ACSA members plays an important role in formulating farm programs and cooperating with government agencies in the administration of such programs.  Through ACSA, our members strive to minimize contract disputes, both domestically and abroad, by working closely with national and international governments and their cotton trade organizations.

Current Issues

CFTC REAUTHORIZATION COALITION LETTER

Dear Member of the House of Representatives: The undersigned organizations represent a very broad cross-section of U.S. production agriculture and agribusiness. We urge you to cast an affirmative vote on H.R. 2289, the “Commodity End-User Relief Act,” when it moves to the floor for consideration. This legislation contains a number of important provisions for agricultural and agribusiness hedgers [...]

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 [...]

DELTA STRATEGY GROUP UPDATE

Please see below for an end of the week regulatory and legislative update. We will continue to actively monitor the activities of the regulators over the coming weeks and will send out updates when appropriate. As always, please let us know if you have any questions. Looking Forward SEC EMAC Meeting: The SEC will host its first [...]

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 [...]