Rep. Frank Lucas, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, and Rep. Doug LaMalfa today issued statements after the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) voted, 4-0, to exempt producers, utility companies, and other non-financial entities from being required to register as swap dealers when they enter into energy contracts with government-owned utilities.
Lucas Statement on the Passing of Stewart Doan
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WASHINGTON – Chairman Frank Lucas issued the following statement today on the passing of Stewart Doan. Mr. Doan was a respected agricultural journalist and senior editor of Agri-Pulse.
"Along with the rest of the agriculture community, I was saddened to learn of the sudden passing of our friend, Stewart Doan. Beyond being a talented journalist and broadcaster, Stewart was just a quality person.
"His passing is a tremendous loss to all of us who appreciated and respected his fair storytelling and analysis. His brand of reporting on farm policy and his role in our community will be missed.
"My thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and colleagues."