Benzinga  10 hrs ago  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
Benzinga  Apr 9  Comment 
Corn futures are little changed Thursday. May Corn is trading at 379, down 1/4 of a cent, July Corn is trading at 386 1/2, down 3/4 of a cent. December Corn is trading at 404, down 3/4 of a cent. Market chatter about weather and planting...
Agrimoney.com  Apr 8  Comment 
Corn futures drop, undermined by ideas of an upgrade to the US forecast for its inventories. Technical factors are blamed for a slump in coffee
Agrimoney.com  Mar 31  Comment 
Grain markets looked bleak after bearish US data on corn, which indeed closed sharply lower. But cotton and soybeans pulled themselves out of the mire
Agrimoney.com  Mar 31  Comment 
Corn futures slump, dragging wheat lower too, after the US estimates its stocks and sowings above market forecasts. Soy sidesteps the sell-off
Wall Street Journal  Mar 10  Comment 
U.S. corn futures trimmed losses after federal forecasters projected tighter-than-expected stockpiles of the grain.


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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