News Release

CME Group to Host Press Briefing Following the September 12 USDA Crop Report

Thu Sep 11 2008

WHAT:            Briefing and panel discussion on the results of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)Crop Production Report and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates

The panel will include:

·         David Hightower, Hightower Report

·         Greg Wagner, AgResource Company

Panelists will discuss the findings in the reports for corn, wheat and soybeans and the current and potential impacts on the futures markets

WHEN:             8:15 a.m. CT

                        Friday, Sept. 12, 2008

WHERE:           Chicago Board of Trade Building

                        Agriculture Trading Floor

                        141 W. Jackson Blvd

LISTEN LIVE (Starting at 8:05 a.m. CST)

Media and market participants are welcome to participate in the briefing via teleconference by dialing (800) 860-2442 approximately 10 minutes prior to the briefing. International callers please dial (412) 858-4600. Callers should say they are calling in for the CME GROUP CROP REPORT.

TO RSVP:       For members of the press interested in attending in person only, please RSVP to (312) 207-2571 or Broadcast media please contact Lesley McKeigue at (312) 341-5774 or

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