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CME Group solicits NGFA members’ feedback on corn, wheat contracts

By Todd Kemp, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Treasurer The CME Group is in the process of evaluating potential changes to two of its core agricultural contracts – the CBOT corn contract and the KC hard red wheat contract. Led by the Risk Management Committee, the NGFA has provided feedback to CME throughout its […]

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NGFA mounts final advocacy blitz at CFTC on speculative position limit rule

By Todd Kemp, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Treasurer A delegation of seven members of NGFA’s Risk Management Committee traveled on Nov. 29 to Washington for meetings with the three current CFTC commissioners (two vacancies remain unfilled) and their senior staffs focused on the pending final rule that would implement position limits on a […]

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CFTC to meet Friday on “Reg AT” supplemental proposal

By Todd Kemp, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Treasurer The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) will convene a public meeting on Nov. 4 to consider a supplemental proposal regarding a new regulatory regime for automated trading, including high-frequency electronic trading. An earlier proposal, published by the CFTC on Dec. 17, 2015, was the first […]

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Senate Ag Committee conducts CFTC confirmation hearing

By Todd Kemp, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Treasurer Taking action to address two Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) vacancies, the Senate Agriculture Committee on (insert date) conducted a confirmation hearing for two pending nominees to be CFTC commissioners.  However, in an election year that brings limited time for consideration on the Senate floor […]

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NGFA seeks adjustments to CFTC’s supplemental position limits rule

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2016 — The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) recommended in comments to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) that the agency make a number of adjustments to the proposed supplement to its proposed position limits rule, after identifying several areas of concern to commercial grain hedgers. As noted in the comments […]

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NGFA advocates on CFTC position limit rule

By Todd Kemp, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Treasurer On June 29, eight members of the NGFA’s Risk Management Committee met in Washington, D.C. for discussions with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.  The group met with personnel from the Division of Market Oversight and each of the three CFTC Commissioners on issues of concern […]

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CFTC’s supplement to position limits rule addresses NGFA concerns

By Todd Kemp, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Treasurer The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced on May 26 that it will issue for public comment a supplement to its position limits proposal originally published in December 2013.  The new supplementary proposal will significantly modify the CFTC’s re-definition of hedging strategies that will qualify as bona […]

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CFTC maintains residual interest deadline

By Todd Kemp, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Treasurer The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) concluded in a report issued May 13 that changing the residual interest deadline would not be practicable for clearing members and their customers. The NGFA, along with a coalition of associations representing agricultural producers, hedgers, and the clearing […]

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NGFA’s Coyle addresses market access issues at CFTC

By Todd Kemp, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Treasurer At the invitation of Commissioner Sharon Bowen, NGFA Executive Committee member Tom Coyle of Nidera Inc., Chicago, Ill., served as a special guest presenter at an April 26 meeting of the CFTC’s Market Risk Advisory Committee. The NGFA is not formally a member of this advisory […]

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Senate Ag Committee passes CFTC legislation that provides regulatory relief for agriculture

WASHINGTON, April 12, 2016 – The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) today commended passage of legislation by the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry that would provide necessary regulatory relief and clarity for agricultural and agribusiness hedgers who use futures and swaps to manage their business and production risks. The Senate committee took […]

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