Wall Street Journal  Mar 10  Comment 
U.S. corn futures trimmed losses after federal forecasters projected tighter-than-expected stockpiles of the grain.
Benzinga  Mar 2  Comment 
Corn futures are showing little change Monday morning. May Corn is trading at 393 1/4. July Corn is trading at 401, down 1/4 of a cent. Market talk about acreage in the U.S. and Brazil is making the rounds. Market chatter that demand is showing...
Agrimoney.com  Feb 27  Comment 
Wheat futures put in a strong finish to a tricky month, boosted by fears for crop damage from US cold. A spurt in ethanol prices helps corn futures
Agrimoney.com  Jan 28  Comment 
Corn futures are being squeezed between two chart lines. But for how long? Meanwhile, wheat falls again. Hard red winter wheat prices hit a 4-year low
Agrimoney.com  Jan 23  Comment 
Huge US export sales help corn overcome the problem of a dollar which sets a fresh 11-year high. But technical selling fuels a tumble in sugar prices
Benzinga  Jan 22  Comment 
March Corn is trading at 389 1/2, up 1 1/2 cents. July Corn is trading at 404 1/4, up 1 3/4 cents. Chatter about expected plantings is likely to be around for a while. Market talk about weather in Brazil and ideas that eastern Europe producers...
Benzinga  Jan 21  Comment 
March Corn is trading at 390, down 1/4 cent. July Corn is trading at 403 3/4, down 1/4 cent. Chatter about expected plantings is likely to be around for a while. Tuesday's weekly corn export inspections were 747,634 tonnes versus expectations at...
Benzinga  Jan 20  Comment 
March Corn is trading at 385 3/4, down 1 cent. July Corn is trading at 399 3/4, down 1 1/4 cents. Chatter is about planted acres and attention is focused on other markets. Lack of farmer selling under 4.00 is supportive. © 2015 Benzinga.com....
Benzinga  Jan 20  Comment 
March Corn is trading at 383 1/2, down 3 1/2 cents. July Corn is trading at 397 1/4, down 3 3/4 cents. Chatter about expected planted acres is showing up. Using the baseline USDA data, many economists and grain participants are looking at...
Benzinga  Jan 16  Comment 
March Corn is trading at 383, up 3 cents. July Corn is trading at 396 1/2, up 3 cents. Chatter Thursday was consumed by financial market volatility. Net weekly export sales came in at 844,000 tonnes. All U.S. exchanges are closed on Monday in...


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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