Release Number 8755-23

Chairman Behnam Announces Agenda for July 19 Agricultural Advisory Committee Meeting

July 18, 2023

— Chairman Rostin Behnam, sponsor of the Agricultural Advisory Committee (AAC), today provided further insight on planned discussion topics for the upcoming AAC meeting. The public meeting will be held on July 19, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. (EDT) at the CFTC’s Washington, D.C. headquarters.  Members of the public will also have the option to attend virtually.

“As highlighted by recent geopolitical events, food insecurity remains a risk to millions globally. Fragile connections and relationships throughout the agricultural supply chains accentuate the value proposition of the derivatives markets to its participants globally. Focusing on the U.S. markets, at Wednesday’s meeting, the AAC will address issues related to improving the access to futures markets for all market participants, including farmers, ranchers, and end-users. The AAC will also discuss recent disruptions to the flow of the Mississippi River, and how the use of data analytics can be used to identify and mitigate the impact of these disruptions to logistics, delivery costs, and ultimately, the futures markets,” said Chairman Behnam.”  

See agenda here.


Agricultural Advisory Committee Meeting



CFTC Headquarters Conference Center

Three Lafayette Center

1155 21st Street N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20581

*Virtual instructions below



Wednesday, July 19, 2023

9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.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 at [email protected].

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


Domestic Toll-Free Numbers:


Domestic Toll Numbers:


    1-833-435-1820 or 1-833-568-8864


1-669-254-5252, 1-646-828-7666,1-646-964 1167,

1-551-285-1373,1-669-216-1590, 1-415-449-4000

International Numbers:

International Numbers


Webinar ID:



161 586 1406



Public Comments

Members of the public may submit comments in connection with the meeting, identified by “AAC,” by July 26, 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 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.