Agrimoney.com  Sep 11  Comment 
Corn futures gain after the US forecasts a bigger drop in stocks than had been expected. But it makes an unexpected upgrade to soy harvest hopes
Agrimoney.com  Aug 19  Comment 
Rumours that the Chinese corn price support may remain in place next year, as well as a bullish crop tour, lifted corn markets on Wednesday
Benzinga  Aug 3  Comment 
Corn futures ended Monday's trading session a little lower. September Corn settled at 367 1/2, down 3 1/2 cents and December Corn traded at 377 3/4, down 3 1/2 cents. Market chatter about this afternoons crop condition update was making the...
Benzinga  Jul 31  Comment 
Corn futures settled lower on Friday. September Corn settled at 371, down 2 1/4 cents and December Corn settled at 381 1/4, down 2 1/2 cents. Trading was moderately choppy around unchanged on the session for most of the day. Market talk about...
Agrimoney.com  Jul 30  Comment 
Risk premiums lift corn, and sales data surprises soy markets, while spring wheat prices fall on harvest hopes, and cotton edges down
Benzinga  Jul 30  Comment 
Corn futures settled higher on Thursday after a choppy trading session. Prices firmed up into the close and corn futures ended the day near the session highs. September Corn traded at 374 1/2, up 6 3/4 cents and December Corn traded at 384 3/4, up...
Benzinga  Jul 29  Comment 
Corn futures traded mostly lower on Wednesday and ended the session near the lows of the day. September Corn traded at 367 3/4, down 7 1/4 cents. December Corn at traded at 378 1/4, down 7 1/4 cents. Market chatter about end of the month...
Benzinga  Jul 28  Comment 
Corn Futures ended Tuesday's trading session a little firm after Monday's steep decline. Trading was rangebound for most of the session and the highs of the day were set during the close of trading. September Corn traded at 375 1/2, up 2 1/2 cents...
Benzinga  Jul 27  Comment 
Corn Futures ended Monday's trading session sharply lower and settled near the lows of the day. Some general selling occurred during the latter part of the session. September Corn settled at 373, down 19 1/2 cents and December Corn settled at 383...
Agrimoney.com  Jul 27  Comment 
The news of a sizable hedge-fund net long panicked corn markets today, while the Chinese stock market crash and a good weather outlook spurred selling


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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