Wheeler Appointed to CFTC Agricultural Advisory Committee


Jason Wheeler, a grain merchandising specialist at White Commercial and immediate past chair of the USA Rice Futures Contract Working Group, has been appointed to represent USA Rice on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Agricultural Advisory Committee (AAC).

Created in 1985, the AAC advises the Commission on issues involving the trading of agricultural commodity futures and options, and facilitates communications between the CFTC, the agricultural community and agriculture-related organizations.

In this role, Wheeler will represent the views and interests of USA Rice to the Commission over a two-year term. Wheeler assumes this role following a decade of service on the AAC by Louisiana rice farmer, John Owen.

“I want to congratulate Jason on his appointment, and I look forward to him representing the interests of the U.S. rice industry on the CFTC’s Agricultural Advisory Committee,” said John Morgan, chair of the USA Rice Futures Contract Working Group. “I also want to thank John Owen for his service on this important committee over the last decade.”

USA Rice provided this information.


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