CFTC nominees promise commitment to ag

Senate Agriculture Committee holds nomination hearing for Chris Brummer and Brian Quintenz.

Two nominees for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) sat before the Senate Agriculture Committee Thursday. Though neither nominee has a specific background in agricultural policy, they did receive bipartisan support from committee members throughout the hearing.

Both pointed to their heritage that had some connection to agriculture and a desire to continually make sure agricultural interests are represented on the commission.

CFTC is charged with fostering open,

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