[Federal Register: October 16, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 200)]
[Page 53823]
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Agricultural Advisory Committee Meeting

    This is to give notice, pursuant to section 10(a) of the Federal
Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, section 10(a) and 41 CFR 101-
6.1015(b), that the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's Agricultural
Advisory Committee will conduct a public meeting on October 29, 1997
from 1:00 p.m. to 5: 30 p.m. in the first floor hearing room of the
Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Room 1000), Three Lafayette
Centre, 1155 21st Street, NW., Washington, DC 20581. The agenda will
consist of:


I. Welcoming Remarks by Commissioner Joseph B. Dial;
II. Report on USDA's Risk Management Education Summit;
III. Status report on potential lifting of the ban on Agricultural
Trade Options;
IV. Status of proposed changes to the CBT Corn and Soybean Futures
Contract delivery terms;
V. Status of delivery terms issues for the CBT Wheat Futures Contract;
VI. Status of FutureCom proposal for a new electronic exchange;
VII. Producer Panel discussions on ``How do agricultural producers feel
about Risk Management?'';
VIII. Farmer Organizations' Panel on ``What will it take to motivate
more producers to prudently manage their price and yield risks?''; and
IX. Presentations on the ``flex options'' being listed on the Coffee,
Sugar, and Cocoa Exchange and the proposed listings on the Chicago
Mercantile Exchange.
X. Other Committee Business;
XI. Closing Remarks by Commissioner Joseph B. Dial.

    The purpose of this meeting is to solicit the views of the
Committee on the above-listed agenda matters. The advisory Committee
was created by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission for the purpose
of receiving advice and recommendations on agricultural issues. The
purposes and objective of the Advisory Committee are more fully set
forth in the seventh renewal charter of the Advisory Committee.
    The meeting is open to the public. The Chairman of the Advisory
Committee, Commissioner Joseph B. Dial, is empowered to conduct the
meeting in a fashion that will, in his judgment, facilitate the orderly
conduct of business. Any member of the public who wishes to file a
written statement with the Advisory Committee should mail a copy of the
statement to the attention of: the Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Agricultural Advisory Committee c/o Kimberly Harter, Commodity Futures
Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street, NW.,
Washington, DC 20581, before the meeting. Members of the public who
wish to make oral statements should also inform Ms. Harter in writing
at the foregoing address at least three business days before the
meeting. Reasonable provision will be made, if time permits, for an
oral presentation of no more than five minutes each in duration.

    Issued by the Commission in Washington, D.C. on October 10,
Jean A. Webb,
Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 97-27488 Filed 10-15-97; 8:45 am]

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