ACSA Holds Virtual Meeting with CCA

On the evening of March 21st, ACSA staff met with the China Cotton Association (CCA) to discuss the state of play for the cotton industry in both the U.S. and China. Yuan Associates stated that, “During the meeting, Vice President and Secretary General of CCA Mr. Wang Jianhong expressed the hope to work with ACSA closely to control the risks over cotton trade default issues, mainly because maintaining domestic and international cotton trade order is also one of CCA’s responsibilities. CCA will fully support the work of CICCA in safeguarding the rights and interests of CCA members and maintaining the trade order.”

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On December 7, 2022, Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) held an Agricultural Advisory Committee (“AAC”) meeting to discuss topics related to the agricultural economy and recent developments in the agricultural derivatives markets. ACSA President/CEO Buddy Allen and Chairman Tommy Hayden of Louis Dreyfus Company both serve on the committee. Summary here.

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On September 14th, the House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing titled, “The Future of U.S.-Taiwan Trade.” There were four witnesses, including Texas Farm Bureau President Russell Boening. Summary here.

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ACSA would like to thank Betsy Olim, host of Export Stories Podcast, for dedicating an episode on cotton. The episode focuses on current challenges faced by the cotton industry and ACSA’s advocacy efforts to increase efficiency and security for our supply chain.  Podcast here.

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On August 3rd, Chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Ranking Member John Boozman (R-AR) along with Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and John Thune (R-SD) introduced the Digital Commodities Consumer Protection Act of 2022 to give the Commodity Futures Trading Commission new tools and authorities to regulate digital commodities.  Summary here.

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On June 20th, the House Agriculture Committee Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management held a hearing entitled “A 2022 Review of the Farm Bill: Stakeholder Perspectives on Title XI Crop Insurance.”  Summary here.

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On June 17th, the Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing in Committee Ranking Member John Boozman’s home state of Arkansas entitled, “2023 Farm Bill: Perspectives from the Natural State.” ACSA would like to thank American Cotton Producers (ACP) Chairman Nathan Reed for sharing his perspectives on important topics going into the next Farm Bill, including […]

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