FARM BUSINESS NEWS
CFTC Rule Disappoints Ag Groups
Katie Micik DTN Markets Editor
Fri Nov 1, 2013 10:59 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- It's a bittersweet two-year anniversary of MF Global's bankruptcy.

Customers have 98% of their money back, and a court will consider releasing the remaining 2% next week, a small victory for some who thought their money was gone for good.

The CFTC this week also passed a rule designed to enhance protections of segregated customer funds.

The bitter part: Those changes, critics say, could make it more expensive for grain market participants to use commodity markets to hedge risk.

"The irony of yesterday's vote is that a significant and diverse customer group -- America's farmers, ranchers and ...

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