News Release

CBOT Hosts Media Briefing Following May 12 USDA Crop Reports

Thu May 11 2006

CBOT to Host Media Briefing Following May 12 USDA
                           Crop Production Report


WHAT: The Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT®) invites media to attend a briefing/panel analysis to discuss the results of the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) crop production report.

The panel will include Brian Basting, Commodity Research Analyst with Advance Trading, Inc., Jerry Gidel, Broker Analyst with (NARMS) North American Risk Management Services and Don Roose President and CEO of US Commodities Inc (via teleconference).

WHEN: Friday, May 12, 2006, at 8:15 a.m. CST

LOCATION: Chicago Board of Trade
Agricultural Trading Floor
141 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL

You are welcome to participate in the briefing via teleconference by dialing
(800) 860-2442 approximately 15 minutes prior to the briefing.  International callers please dial (412) 858-4600.

The crop report press briefing will also be available on the CBOT website –

CONTACT:    For those interested in attending in person, please RSVP to Adam Carter, CBOT Communications at (312) 435-3626 or

Corporate Communications

+1 312 930 3434