As CME Group's global customer base and the percentage of its business conducted during electronic trading hours has grown, market participants have expressed increased interest in having greater access to key agricultural markets in the form of longer trading hours. In particular, customers are seeking access to markets to manage their price risk around events like USDA crop and WASDE reports. To ensure customers around the globe have access to CME Group’s deep and liquid markets, the exchange will expand electronic trading hours for grain and oilseed products pending CFTC certification.
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