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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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 supply chains.
On June 15th, the House Agriculture Committee held a hearing entitled “The Role of Climate Research in Supporting Ag Resiliency.” Please see link below for key takeaways provided by Delta Strategy Group.
On June 3rd, the Environmental Protection Agency finalized the blending requirements under the nation’s biofuel mandate. More information on the Renewable Volume Obligations under the Renewable Fuels Standard for 2020, 2021, and 2022 can be found in the link below.
On June 2nd, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) held a roundtable titled “Voluntary Carbon Markets Convening.”
On May 27th, Delta Strategy Group created a summary of the substantive comments regarding FTX’s proposal to amend its DCO registration to permit it to offer margin on cryptocurrency futures products in its non-intermediated model.