Kansas City Board of Trade http://hppr.org en Last call for wheat trading in Kansas City http://hppr.org/post/last-call-wheat-trading-kansas-city <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><p>In October 2012, Chicago-based&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cmegroup.com/trading/agricultural/kcbt.html">CME Group&nbsp;</a>acquired the Kansas City Board of Trade. Operations move to Chicago as of July 1 – and the last call on the Kansas City trading floor takes place on Friday. Here's a look back at the long history of the Board of Trade – and the end of an era.</p><p><strong>Deep roots in KC</strong></p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 05:01:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 18018 at http://hppr.org Last call for wheat trading in Kansas City Technology chips away at influence of prominent ag towns http://hppr.org/post/technology-chips-away-influence-prominent-ag-towns <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 1.2em; line-height: 1.7em;">At the crossroads of industry, railroads and farm country Kansas City has long been a capital of the plains. In recent years, though, Kansas City and other agriculture hubs have seen technology chip away at their importance.</span></p> Sat, 09 Feb 2013 01:56:27 +0000 Jeremy Bernfeld 12123 at http://hppr.org Technology chips away at influence of prominent ag towns