Trade Issues

CFTC Issues No-Action Relief for Aggregation Notice Filings for Position Limits

February 7th, 2017|

Today, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) issued time-limited no-action relief for aggregation notice filings for position limits. Specifically, any person or entity that is eligible to rely on an exemption from aggregation [...]

Chairman Conaway Announces New and Returning Agriculture Committee Republican Members

January 11th, 2017|

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Haley Graves January 11, 2017  (202) 225-2171   Chairman Conaway Announces New and Returning Agriculture Committee Republican Members     House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) issued the [...]

ITMF Spinners Committee – Country Visit Report to Uzbekistan

January 4th, 2017|

2017 0104: The Country Visit Report to Uzbekistan from October 9-15, 2016 of the ITMF Spinners Committee. Download PDF   

Shipping Performance of USDA Licensed Warehouses

January 4th, 2017|

2017 Jan 3 - Procedures for contacting USDA Kansas City Commodity Office regarding shipping performance of USDA Llicensed Warehouses 1. All submission of complaints on warehouse performance should be directed to: Mr. Timothy Mehl, email:timothy.mehl@kcc.usda.gov [...]

CFTC Re-proposes Position Limits and Finalizes Aggregation Rule

December 6th, 2016|

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) voted unanimously to approve the Position Limits for Derivatives re-proposal, as well as the Aggregation of Positions final rule. The position limits re-proposal comes in response to comment [...]

U.S.-CHINA TRADE WAR COULD BE ‘DEVASTATING’ FOR FARMERS, FORMER USDA ECONOMIST SAYS

November 22nd, 2016|

American farmers could be one of the biggest losers if President-elect Donald Trump starts a trade war with China, a former chief economist for the Agriculture Department said today. The United States currently exports about [...]