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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 ...

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  • Cash Rent Reset - 2 Iowa farmland owners Fred and Lodean Cook may consider flexible cash leases for the first time th...
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