Benzinga  11 hrs ago  Comment 
Corn futures traded on both sides of unchanged early Monday before moving higher during active trading and ending the trading day near the highs of the day. July Corn settled at 360, up 6 3/4 cents. September Corn settled at 364 1/4, up 5 1/2...
Benzinga  Jun 19  Comment 
Corn futures settled lower on Friday. July Corn settled at 353 1/4, down 4 3/4 cents, September Corn settled at 358 3/4 down 4 3/4 cents. and December Corn settled at 368 3/4, down 4 1/2 cents. Trading was modestly weak and some farmer selling was...
Benzinga  Jun 18  Comment 
Corn futures settled lower on Thursday after a choppy trading session. July Corn settled at 358, down 1 1/4 cents, September Corn settled at 363 1/2, down 1 3/4 cents and December Corn settled at 373 1/4, down 1 3/4 cents. Some chatter about...
Agrimoney.com  Jun 12  Comment 
Heavy, and continuing, US rains back ideas of decent corn yields - and disease and damage to wheat. Among softs, cotton and sugar futures recover
Agrimoney.com  Jun 1  Comment 
Corn futures are unlikely to fall more than 5% this month, as the potential for weather effects, including El Nino, remain strong, ANZ says
Benzinga  May 28  Comment 
Corn futures are trading little changed Thursday morning after Wednesday's decline. Trading is mostly range-bound and is expected to be choppy as month end approaches. Chatter about crop conditions and weather outlooks is making the rounds....
Agrimoney.com  May 7  Comment 
Corn futures are undermined by a huge estimate for the Chinese harvest of the grain and surprise deliveries against Chicago lots. Soy, wheat drop too
Benzinga  Apr 23  Comment 
Corn futures traded choppy on Thursday and ended the trading session near the lows of the day. May Corn settled at 370 3/4, down 1 3/4 cents. July Corn settled at 376 3/4, down 2 3/4 cents. December Corn settled at 394 1/2, down 3 cents. © 2015...
Benzinga  Apr 22  Comment 
Corn futures traded choppy on Wednesday and ended the trading session with little change. Market talk about weather and planting kept both buyers and sellers active during a mostly range bound trading day. May Corn settled at 372 1/2, down 1/2...
Agrimoney.com  Apr 14  Comment 
Forecasts for US rains depress wheat futures, easing drought concerns, but in spurring sowings fears boost corn prices. Brazilian rains help sugar


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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