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
  • Is Your Burndown Working? A cool, wet spring and the spread of herbicide-resistant weeds mean farmers should take the extra...
  • Gains on Covers It took Jerry Doan several years and a lot of trials, but the North Dakota beef producer has lear...
  • Side-by-Sides and Cool Helmets Side-by-side manufactures continue to roll out new machines and machine updates. Here are two more.
  • Stress Test for Borrowers Farm finances rate an "A" now, but economists debate if that's good enough to handle a major corr...
  • Senators Question EPA A group of U.S. senators Wednesday told President Barack Obama that his administration has not fo...
  • Climate Work Ahead at USDA Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke about GOP complaints regarding the Obama administration's work wit...
  • Full-Circle Farming Bill Couser sees farming as a full circle. If it comes off the farm, it can go back into the farm.
  • Making the Grade What if corn isn't cheap the next five years? Fickle price projections can sway farm bill choices.
  • Ask the Vet What's my best bet for fly control?
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