CFTC Announces Agriculture Roundtable Participants

On April 22, the CFTC is holding a roundtable regarding problems caused by overspeculation in ag futures markets. Here is the list of invited participants.

Release: 5486-08
For Release: April 15, 2008

Provides Various Ways to Access the Public Forum

Washington, DC – The Commodity Futures Trading Commission today released the participant list for the upcoming roundtable discussion on the agricultural markets. The roundtable is designed to gather information about whether the futures markets are properly performing their risk management and price discovery roles. Due to significant space limitations in the Commission’s hearing room, the CFTC is offering several avenues for interested members of the public to access the roundtable.



Roundtable Participants

In addition to CFTC participants, the roundtable will include participants from the following:

United States Department of Agriculture
Farm Credit Administration
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
University of Illinois, Urbana
CME Group
ICE Futures US
Minneapolis Grain Exchange
American Bankers Association
Goldman Sachs
Gresham Investment Management LLC
Dunavant Enterprises
American Cotton Shippers Association
National Cotton Council of America
National Grain and Feed Association
National Wheat Growers Association
Grain Service Corporation
National Corn Growers
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
American Soybean Association
National Farmers Union
American Farm Bureau Federation
Commodity Markets Council
American Bakers Association
Independent Bakers Association
Michigan Agribusiness Council
USA Rice Federation/US Rice Producers Association

How to Access the Roundtable

In person



April 22, 2008, beginning at 9:00 a.m. EDT. The Hearing Room doors will open at 8:30 a.m.


CFTC Hearing Room
First Floor
Three Lafayette Centre
1155 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20581

Via the Internet

(Members of the public are strongly encouraged to use this option)


Watch broadcast of the roundtable live via Webcast on

Via a Conference Call

(Members of the public are strongly encouraged to use this option)

Call-in participants should be prepared to provide their first name, last name, and affiliation


Domestic Toll Free: 866-759-0291
International Toll: 763-416-8828
The conference ID: 43214239
Call leader name: “CFTC”

Potential Questions for Consideration at the Roundtable

Members of the public may submit questions to be considered for use during the roundtable. All questions should be sent to The deadline for question submissions is 5:00 p.m. EDT, Friday, April 18, 2008. Submitting a question guarantees it will be considered, but does not guarantee it will be asked during the roundtable.

Statements for the Record

Participants and members of the public may submit written statements for the official record. Statements should be sent to All written statements must be received by 5:00 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, May 7, 2008.

Last Updated: April 15, 2008


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