MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, U.S. — MGEX announced on Aug. 1 that total exchange open interest has grown 28% from last month. Open interest of its flagship Hard Red Spring Wheat (HRSW) contract is currently 42,689; of that total, HRSW futures open interest is 39,085 with open interest of 3,604 for HRSW options.

July 2012 futures and options trading volume for the HRSW contract reached 101,600 contracts traded. Total futures contracts traded in the month of July came in at 99,762. HRSW options

volume totaled 1,838 contracts traded.