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NGFA Urges One-Hour Pause in Trading Surrounding Release Times of Key USDA Statistical Reports

WASHINGTON — The National Grain and Feed Association today submitted a statement to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) urging that a one-hour pause in open-outcry pit and electronic trading be implemented surrounding the release of the department’s key agricultural statistical reports. While acknowledging that implementing and enforcing such a pause likely is beyond the […]

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NGFA Sends Congress, CFTC Proposed Changes to Bankruptcy Code, Other Measures to Protect Against Future MF Global-Type Liquidations

WASHINGTON — The National Grain and Feed Association this week submitted to Congress and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) additional substantive recommendations to enhance customer protections in the event of another MF Global-type liquidation of a futures commission merchant (FCM). In a letter to members of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees, as well […]

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