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  • May 16, 2011

    CFTC’s Agricultural Advisory Committee to Meet May 19, 2011

    Committee to discuss issues concerning the Dodd-Frank Act including proposed rules on position limits, hedge exemptions, the swap dealer definition, the end user exception and margin requirements for uncleared swaps.

    Washington, DC – The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) will convene a meeting of its Agricultural Advisory Committee (AAC) on Thursday, May 19, 2011, to obtain the views of agricultural futures market experts, national farm organizations, major commodity and agribusiness groups and the farm banking community. The major topics for discussion will be issues related to the Dodd-Frank Act, including position limits, hedge exemptions, the swap dealer definition, the end user exception and margin requirements for uncleared swaps. The AAC also will receive a presentation on recent activities in the major agricultural markets.

    The meeting will be chaired by CFTC Commissioner Michael V. Dunn, who serves as Chairman of the Committee.

    The AAC meeting is open to the public and will be webcast via the internet. Audio of the meeting will be available via a listen-only conference call.

    Links to reports, presentations and statements are attached to the meeting agenda in the Related Links section on the CFTC’s website.

    What:

    Agricultural Advisory Committee meeting

    Where:

    CFTC Headquarters, Lobby level Hearing Room
    1155 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC

    When:

    Thursday, May 19, 2011

    Time:

    9:00 a.m. (EDT) – 1:00 p.m. (EDT)

    Viewing/Listening Information:

    1.

    Watch a live broadcast of the meeting via webcast on www.cftc.gov.

    2.

    Call in to a toll-free telephone line to connect to a live audio feed.

    Call-in participants should be prepared to provide their first name, last name and afflication. Conference call information listed below:

     

    Domestic Toll-Free: 866-844-9416
    International Toll: See Related Document
    Conference ID: 5103617

    Last Updated: May 16, 2011

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