CHICAGO -- CME Group announced today that electronic trading hours for the CBOT grains, oilseeds and ethanol contracts will be expanded in the morning by one hour and fifteen minutes, until 7:15 a.m., beginning July 1.

The new electronic trading hours will run from 6 p.m. to 7:15 a.m. Chicago time Sunday through Friday for futures and options on futures for full and mini-size where offered corn, wheat, soybeans, soymeal, soyoil, rice, oats and ethanol contracts. Daytime electronic and open outcry hours will remain from 9:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. weekdays.

CME Group is the world's largest and most diverse derivatives exchange.

SOURCE: CME Group via PR Newswire.