Agrimoney.com  Oct 11  Comment 
Corn futures near contract lows, amid expectations of an upgrade to the official US yield estimate. Cotton fares better. In wheat, hard outperforms
Agrimoney.com  Aug 23  Comment 
Some ags, eg cotton and soyoil, find strength in some unusual market influences. But others lose their footing. Corn futures drop to a contract low
Agrimoney.com  Jul 31  Comment 
...at least compared to wheat, with the prospect of record EU corn imports "by no means" reflected in prices, the bank says
Agrimoney.com  Jun 7  Comment 
... from spring wheat, which eases on an improvement in the northern US weather outlook. Winter wheat futures fare better. Sugar prices gain too
Agrimoney.com  May 30  Comment 
Soy futures ease to a fresh 14-month low, but it is corn which attracts more selling this time. Wheat futures feel the weight of US harvest pressure
Mondo Visione  May 10  Comment 
B3 hereby announces the new Market Maker for the Cash-Settled Corn Futures Contract (CCM). Seara Alimentos Ltda has been selected as the institution to carry out this mandatory daily activity as of tomorrow (May 10). This contract is quoted in...
Agrimoney.com  May 4  Comment 
US wheat markets fall back, as crop tours reassure markets that damage from last weekend's blizzard was minimal, with corn futures following
Agrimoney.com  Apr 28  Comment 
...while weather risk-related buying switches over to wheat, and sugar bounces hard after the previous session's one-year low
Agrimoney.com  Apr 7  Comment 
Investors struggled to find a reason to buy row crops, ahead on next weeks' update to global supply and demand estimates
Agrimoney.com  Apr 4  Comment 
Ideas that rains could slow US fieldwork do little to stop profit taking in corn, while cotton extends losses


Corn futures are traded on the Chicago Board of Trade under ticker symbol C in cents per bushel. For electronic trading sessions, the symbol ZC is used.[1]

The chart at left shows front-month corn prices on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) in U.S. cents per bushel.

Delivery Dates

Corn futures are delivered every year in March, May, July, September, & December.[1]

The following is a table with corn futures delivery dates and resultant tickers for 2011. For an explanation on commodity tickers see commodity ticker construction.

Delivery Month Full Ticker Symbol Thomson-Reuters Symbol
March, 2011CH11C/H11-CB
May, 2011CK11C/K11-CB
July, 2011CN11C/N11-CB
September, 2011CU11C/U11-CB
December, 2011CZ11C/Z11-CB

Contract Specifications

Contract Size

One Corn futures contract on the Chicago Board of Trade is 5,000 bushels.[1]

Daily Price Limit

$0.40 per bushel expandable to $0.60 when the market closes at limit bid or limit offer. There shall be no price limits on the current month contract on or after the second business day preceding the first day of the delivery month.[1]

Trading Hours

Corn futures contracts trade on the CBOT floor through open outcry (pit sessions) Monday through Friday, 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM, US Eastern Time.

Corn futures contracts trade electronically through the CME Globex electronic trading platform from 6:00 PM to 3:00 PM Sunday through Friday, US Eastern Time.

Last Trading Day

Trading of Corn futures contracts on the Chicago Board of Trade ends on the business day prior to the 15th calendar day of the contract month.[1]

Deliverable Grades

Deliverable Corn grades for futures contracts on the Chicago Board of Trade are: #2 Yellow at contract Price, #1 Yellow at a 1.5 cent/bushel premium #3 Yellow at a 1.5 cent/bushel discount.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 The Chicago Board of Trade's contract specification for Corn futures
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