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Options market operator buys last independent U.S. grain exchange

MIH makes deal to buy Minneapolis' MGEX

Chicago | Reuters — Options exchange operator Miami International Holdings (MIH) will acquire the 139-year-old Minneapolis Grain Exchange, the last independent U.S. grain exchange, the organizations said in a statement on Friday. Best known for its flagship hard red spring wheat futures contracts, the MGEX, founded as the Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce in 1881, will […] Read more







When prices go south, options can save you major dough.

Expert says too many farmers working without a net

FarmTech: Fewer than one in 10 producers use options to set a floor price for their grain

Forget that old farm dog — options are a farmer’s best friend. “If you don’t have options in place, your tool box is not quite complete,” said David Derwin, an investment adviser with PI Financial. “If we can add a few more newer, sharper, better tools like options into the tool box, we’ve got a […] Read more