Release Number 8833-23

Chairman Behnam Announces Agenda for the December 14 Agricultural Advisory Committee Meeting

December 08, 2023

Washington, D.C. — 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 December 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (EST) at the CFTC’s Washington, D.C. headquarters. Members of the public will also have the option to attend virtually.

“As climate-related and geo-political events continue to impact the agricultural complex, the CFTC’s commitment to maintaining the integrity and usefulness of our agricultural derivatives markets remains one of our highest priorities,” said Chairman Behnam. “To that end, at our upcoming meeting, the AAC will discuss margin requirements and the impact of global events, such as the Russian invasion of Ukraine, on agricultural market logistics and prices.”

See agenda here.

What: Agricultural Advisory Committee Meeting
Location (In-person/virtual):

CFTC Headquarters Conference Center

Three Lafayette Center

1155 21st Street, N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20581

*Virtual instructions below


Thursday, December 14, 2023

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (EST)

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:


1-833-568-8864 or 1-833-435-1820

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

International Numbers:

International Numbers


Webinar ID:


161 858 6497


Public Comments

Members of the public may submit comments in connection with the meeting, identified by “AAC,” by December 21, 2023. Follow the instructions for submitting public comments through the Comments Online process. If you are unable to submit comments online, contact Swati Shah at [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.