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Ag influence looks to expand at CFTC

Resignation of CFTC commissioner Bowen opens up door for four new nominees to join five-person commission.

Agricultural groups have consistently called for commissioners of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to possess a strong background in agriculture in order to properly represent farmers and stakeholders in the commodity trading markets. While that has not been the case for years, it looks like at least two nominees possess the qualifications the industry has been seeking as a complete changing of the guard gets underway in the next few months.

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