Agricultural Advisory Committee

The Agricultural Advisory Committee was created in 1985 to advise the Commission on issues involving the trading of agricultural commodity futures and options and facilitate communications between the CFTC, the agricultural community, and agriculture-related organizations.

Chairman Heath Tarbert sponsors the Agricultural Advisory Committee. Members include representatives of national farm organizations, major commodity groups, agribusiness concerns, and agricultural bankers. Summer Mersinger serves as the Designated Federal Officer for the committee.

Committee Charter (PDF)

Meetings

Date Meeting Details

Meeting to discuss updates from the Livestock Markets Task Force, second quarter National Farm Loan data, the impending launch of a Brazil-based soybean futures contract, as well as the Division of Enforcement’s Self-Reporting Program and the role of intermediaries and the National Futures Association (NFA) in protecting market participants from fraud. Full details, including minutes and agenda, here.

Meeting to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on agricultural commodity markets, featuring remarks from U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. Full details, including agenda, here.

AgCon2019, the second agriculture commodity futures conference hosted by CFTC and the Center for Risk Management Education and Research at Kansas State University. Full details, including minutes and agenda, here.

AgCon2018, the first-of-its kind agriculture commodity futures conference presented by CFTC and the Center for Risk Management Education and Research at Kansas State University. Full details, including agenda, here.

Meeting to discuss topics related to speculative position limits for agricultural commodities and other agricultural market matters. Full details, including agenda, here.

Meeting to discuss issues related to deliverable supplies of agricultural commodities, as they pertain to position limits and the agricultural economy. Full details, including agenda, here.

Meeting to discuss issues concerning the Dodd-Frank Act, including customer protection and the voice recording provision in 1.35, as well as the trading of ethanol/Renewable Identification Numbers. Full details, including minutes and agenda, here.