CFTC nominees named with no ag experience

Brummer and Quintenz from Washington, D.C., nominated to fill vacant Commodity Futures Trading Commission seats.

President Barack Obama has nominated two individuals to fill vacant seats on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). However, neither has the strong agricultural background desired by agricultural groups that rely on CFTC to regulate the markets and help farmers manage risk.

Obama nominated Christopher James Brummer of Washington, D.C., to be a CFTC commissioner for the remainder of the term expiring on June 19, 2016, and replacing Mark P. Wetjen, who resigned. He is appoi

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