The head of the agricultural office chosen to advise the CFTC


American Farm Bureau and Farm Bureau members across the country will have a seat at the table advising the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) with the appointment of Nebraska Farm Bureau (NEFB) Chairman Mark McHargue, to serve on the Agricultural Advisory Committee (AAC).

In this role, McHargue will help facilitate communication between the CFTC and the farming community, including Farm Bureau members and leaders. It will also provide information and recommendations to the CFTC.

“Mark McHargue will be joining the CFTC’s Agricultural Advisory Committee at an important time,” said AFBF President Zippy Duvall. “His background in agricultural and financial services makes him well-positioned to advise on issues facing agriculture, including climate, sustainability and cryptocurrency. He will be a strong representative for AFBF and American farmers. .

McHargue said, “The work of American farmers and ranchers is more complex than ever. In addition to producing the food, fiber and fuel for our nation and the world, they must be conservationists, accountants, geneticists, agronomists and even marketers, to name a few. some. I am proud to bring my years of marketing experience to bear and represent the American Farm Bureau Federation and the nearly 6 million members we represent on the Agricultural Advisory Committee of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. I look forward to helping the commission solve the many problems and challenges facing our farm and ranch families.

Once confirmed, McHargue will represent the AFBF and NEFB at the AAC for a two-year term.


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