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Agricultural Advisory Committee

  • The Commission and Panelist Presentation at Agricultural Advisory Committee


    The following presentations were given by the panel of panelist at the CFTC Agricultural Advisory Committee Meeting on December 6, 2007 on the Changing Roles of U.S. and Global Markets: Speculation, Hedging and Global Competitiveness.

    Transcript on the Changing Roles of U.S. and Global Markets: Speculation, Hedging and Global Competitiveness

    Commission Opening Statements

    Changes in Price Discovery and Market Structure

    • Mike Gorham
      Illinois Institute of Technology

    Panel I – Role of Speculation in the Agricultural Futures Markets

    • David Kass
      Senior Economist, CFTC

    • John F. Fenton
      Deputy Director of Market Surveillance, Division of Market Oversight, CFTC

    • Don Heitman
      Senior Special Counsel, CFTC

    • David Lehman
      Director, Commodity Research & Product Development, CME Group

    Panel II – Industry Discussion

    • Tom Erikson
      Bunge

    • Tom Coyle
      National Grain and Feed Association

    • Dan Brophy
      Chairman, CMC Futures Committee

    Panels II – The Role of Agricultural OTC Markets

    • Don Heitman
      Senior Special Counsel, CFTC

    • David Lehman
      Director, Commodity Research & Product Development, CME Group

    • Tom Farley
      ICE Futures

    Panels II – Global Carbon Markets

    • William M. Ferretti
      Chicago Climate Exchange

    • Dave Miller
      Iowa Farm Bureau Federation

    • Doug Sombke
      South Dakota Farmers Union

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