AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider-- Tuesday
Tue Nov 12, 2013 05:16 AM CST

Here's a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN's well-placed observer.

CFTC's Gensler Warns of Enforcement Difficulties Due to Inadequate Funding

Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Gary Gensler said the commission is being forced to delay and forgo enforcement actions because it does not have the resources needed to investigate and litigate all of the misconduct it sees in the marketplace.

Speaking at a recent futures industry function in Chicago, Gensler pointed out that CFTC's rulemaking, compliance and enforcement duties have increased significantly since the 2008 financial crisis and the Dodd-Frank financial ...

Quick View
  • Betting on Shorter Beans Researchers at the University of Nebraska and Purdue University have pinpointed a gene that produ...
  • Super Food Silage has never gone out of fashion in Bath County, Kentucky, even when the lure of $6- to $8-pe...
  • Farmers Pivot Back After Storms The majority of center pivots damaged by severe weather earlier this summer in Nebraska are up an...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 3 As crop prices and insurance coverage swoon, farmers may need to supplement incomes with federal ...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • AFBF Appeal The American Farm Bureau Federation asked a federal appeals court to reverse a lower court's Sept...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 2 Commodity payments are largely capped at $125,000 per person. People must also report under $900,...
  • Ask the Vet Some tips on fly control.
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