The grain merchants; an illustrated history of the Minneapolis Grain Exchange.9781890434748
The grain merchants; an illustrated history of the Minneapolis Grain Exchange The Minneapolis Grain Exchange (MGEX) was formed in 1881 as a cash market for grains. The exchange launched its first futures contract, hard red spring wheat two years later. .
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Kenney, an author of several books on Minnesota history, records the fascinating story of the Minneapolis Grain Exchange, which originally provided a market for most of the grains grown in the upper Midwest The Upper Midwest is a region of the United States with no universally agreed-upon boundary, but it almost always lies within the US Census Bureau's definition of the Midwest and includes the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin, as well as at least the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. . Throughout its 125-year history, its members traded thousands, then millions, then billions of dollars in cash grains and futures. The color illustrations throughout the text show various business leaders, merchants and buildings that participated in this growth.
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