News Release

CME Group to Host Press Briefing Following the January 12 USDA Crop Reports

Fri Jan 09 2009



CME Group to Host Press Briefing Following the January 12 USDA Crop Reports


WHAT:           Briefing and panel discussion on the results of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Crop Production Reports


                        The panel will include:

·         Brian Basting, Advance Trading

·         Joe Victor, Allendale Inc.


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

Monday, Jan. 12, 2009


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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