CME http://kcur.org en Last Call For The Kansas City Board Of Trade http://kcur.org/post/last-call-kansas-city-board-trade <p>In October 2012, Chicago-based <a href="http://www.cmegroup.com/trading/agricultural/kcbt.html">CME Group </a>acquired the Kansas City Board of Trade, the more than 150-year-old wheat exchange. Operations move to Chicago as of July 1 – and the last call on the Kansas City trading floor takes place on Friday. We take a look back at the long history of the Board of Trade – and the end of an era.</p><p>For 157 years, the price of most wheat grown on the plains has been set by the Kansas City Board of Trade. That will soon come to an end.</p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 39127 at http://kcur.org Last Call For The Kansas City Board Of Trade Farm Success At Heart Of Kansas City Board Of Trade Sale http://kcur.org/post/farm-success-heart-kansas-city-board-trade-sale <p>Chicago’s CME Group, which owns the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, agreed this week to pay $126 million dollars for the Kansas City Board of Trade. The proposed sale throws the Board of Trade’s future into question, but may not signal its downfall.</p> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 11:30:09 +0000 Jeremy Bernfeld 26242 at http://kcur.org Farm Success At Heart Of Kansas City Board Of Trade Sale