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Agricultural Advisory Committee to Meet via Teleconference April 22

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April 20, 2020

— The Agricultural Advisory Committee (AAC) will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. EDT via teleconference. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will address the meeting, which will focus primarily on the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and its impact on agricultural commodity markets. CFTC Chairman Heath P. Tarbert is the sponsor of the AAC.

“Agriculture, like so many sectors of the U.S. economy, is facing an unprecedented challenge at the hand of the coronavirus,” said Chairman Tarbert. “This challenge has been exacerbated by the difficult farm economy over the past several years, which is why it’s of the utmost importance we gather leading industry voices to gain further insight into COVID-19’s impact on the markets we regulate. The CFTC’s Livestock Market Task Force is monitoring activity around major, market-moving events, and will continue engaging experts, regulators, and market participants. Ensuring our markets are working for American agriculture is critical to fulfilling the CFTC’s mission during these challenging times.”

The CFTC is committed to continuing to perform the public’s business in a transparent manner while prioritizing the health and safety of agency personnel and the public during the coronavirus pandemic. Accordingly, the meeting will be held via teleconference. The public is encouraged to listen to a live, audio-only feed using the telephone numbers listed below. Persons requiring special accommodations to listen to the meeting because of disabilities should notify Summer Mersinger, the AAC’s Designated Federal Officer, at 202-418-6074.

What:

Agricultural Advisory Committee Meeting

Location:

Via Teleconference

Date:

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Time:

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EDT

Viewing/Listening Instructions: Watch the live webcast at www.cftc.gov. To listen to the live audio feed, call the toll or toll-free numbers below. Call-in participants should be prepared to provide their first name, last name, and affiliation, if applicable.

Domestic Toll-Free:

877-951-7311

International Toll Numbers:

International Numbers

Conference Passcode:

7735617

Regulator Information

Abbreviation: CFTC
Jurisdiction: USA

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