North Dakota Corn Growers Association President and Risk Management Action Team Chairman Randy Melvin has been named a member of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Agricultural Advisory Committee.
According to the CFTC, the Agricultural Advisory Committee was created in 1985 to advise the Commission on issues involving the trading of agricultural commodity futures and options and facilitate communications between the CFTC, the agricultural community, and agriculture-related organizations.
Members include representatives of national farm organizations, major commodity groups, agribusiness concerns, and agricultural bankers.
The CFTC announced yesterday that the next Agricultural Advisory Committee meeting would be held on April 11. The meeting is open to the public and also available via webcast.
NCGA is taking a series of actions to do our part to help contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the economic fallout it is creating for corn farmers and our customers. Short term, this means instituting policies to protect the health and safety of our stakeholders and the broader communities we serve. Long term, we’re focused on creating solutions to help corn farmers and our customers recover from the financial impacts of this crisis.
CommonGround is a group of farmers connecting with consumers through conversations about science and research and personal stories about food and misinformation surrounding farming. Supported by the NCGA and state corn organizations.
The Soil Health Partnership (SHP) is a farmer-led initiative that fosters transformation in agriculture through improved soil health. Administered by NCGA the partnership has more than 220 working farms enrolled in 16 states. SHP’s mission is to utilize science and data to partner with farmers who are adopting conservation agricultural practices that improve the economic and environmental sustainability of the farm.