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Kansas City Board of Trade wheat futures contracts are the benchmark for the hard red winter wheat market. Hard red winter wheat is the most prevalent class of wheat grown in the United States. It accounts for around 45 percent of total U.S. wheat production and total U.S. wheat exports. The KCBT has become an international market force, influencing wheat prices around the world.

Hard red winter wheat is grown predominantly in Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and the Texas panhandle. The cold, sub zero winters and the general lack of precipitation in these regions make it ideal for hard red winter wheat production. Hard red winter wheat is used to make bread, and all purpose flour.

This section on the wheat market contains a wealth of information. You can read about the history of the wheat market, the fundamentals that make it move, and the futures and options specifications. You can also view quotes, charts, current margins requirements, and news that is affecting the wheat market. However, if you are new to the commodities markets you should consult with a licensed broker before starting to trade.

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