Event: Advisory Committee Meetings

Chairman Behnam Announces Agricultural Advisory Committee Meeting and Releases Agenda

April 05, 2023


Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Rostin Behnam announced the Agricultural Advisory Committee (AAC) will hold a public meeting on April 5 to discuss topics related to the agricultural economy—including geopolitical and sustainability issues, as well as recent developments in the agricultural derivatives markets. Chairman Behnam serves as sponsor of the AAC.

“Agricultural markets continue to demonstrate agility in adapting to geo-political tensions, extreme weather, and technology advancements and disruptions. I am committed to ensuring the derivatives markets, structures, and intermediaries that serve them continue to effectively and efficiently support the evolving needs and risk management practices throughout the agricultural value and supply chains. I look forward to hearing from the AAC members and the agriculture community on these important issues affecting our markets,” said Chairman Behnam.   

See agenda here.


Agricultural Advisory Committee Meeting



Virtual [Instructions below]



Wednesday, April 5, 2023

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (EDT)


Viewing/Listening Instructions: Members of the public may listen to a live, audio-only feed via conference call using toll or toll-free numbers provided below. Call-in participants should be prepared to provide their first name, last name, and affiliation, if applicable. People requiring special accommodations to attend the meeting because of a disability should contact Swati Shah ([email protected]).

Materials presented at the meeting, if any, will be made available on cftc.gov.



Domestic Toll-Free Numbers:


Domestic Toll Numbers:


+1 669 254 5252  or +1 646 964 1167  or +1 646 828 7666  or +1 669 216 1590  or +1 415 449 4000  or +1 551 285 1373 

1833 568 8864 or 1 833 435 1820

International Numbers:

International Numbers


Webinar ID:



161 035 4995



Public Comments

Members of the public may submit comments in connection with the meeting, identified by “AAC,” by April 12, 2023. Follow the instructions for submitting public comments through the Comments Online process. If you are unable to submit comments online, contact Swati Shah ([email protected]) to discuss alternate means to submit comments. Statements submitted in connection with the committee meeting will be made available to the public, including publication on cftc.gov. The meeting agenda may change to accommodate other AAC priorities. For agenda updates and more information about this advisory committee, including its members, visit AAC.

There are five active Advisory Committees overseen by the CFTC. They were created to provide advice and recommendations to the Commission on a variety of regulatory and market issues that affect the integrity and competitiveness of U.S. markets. These committees facilitate communication between the Commission and market participants, other regulators, and academics. The views, opinions, and information expressed by the Advisory Committees are solely those of the respective Advisory Committee and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Commission, its staff, or the U.S. government.

Federal Register Notice
Additional Documents

Presentation: Agricultural Data and Analytics

Sara Menker, Gro Intelligence

Panel: Sustainable Biofuels Production

Michelle Mapes and Devin Mogler, Green Plains