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
Mondo Visione  Mar 23  Comment 
Now, it is only less than 2 months to go from the delivery of the corn futures C1705 Contract with the open interest close to the highest level in the past and the open interest on one side amounting to nearly 900,000 contracts, and the market...
Agrimoney.com  Mar 21  Comment 
Confidence is growing that rain will arrive in the US Plains before dryness damage takes hold, while the cocoa rally continues
Benzinga  Mar 15  Comment 
May Corn is trading at 364, up 1 3/4 cents/bushel. July Corn is trading at 371 1/2, up 1 3/4 cents/bushel. Corn futures are trading a little higher early Wednesday. Market talk about Southern Hemisphere corn production and the planting...
Agrimoney.com  Mar 14  Comment 
Soybean futures fall to multi-month lows, as oil prices tumble, while cocoa futures continue to bounce
Benzinga  Mar 14  Comment 
May Corn is trading at 360 1/2, down 1/2 of a cent/bushel. July Corn is trading at 368, down 1/2 of a cent/bushel. Corn futures are trading rangebound. Market talk about the planting season in the U.S. is making the rounds. The USDA...
Benzinga  Mar 13  Comment 
May Corn is trading at 363 1/2 , down 3/4 of a cent/bushel. July Corn is trading at 371, down 1 cent/bushel. Corn futures are trading steady to lower early Monday morning. Market talk about demand for U.S. corn and southern hemisphere corn...
Benzinga  Mar 10  Comment 
The USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates Report (WASD) was released Thursday. The USDA report showed ending corn stocks of 2.32 billion bushels, unchanged from the agency report last month. Global corn ending stocks were...
Benzinga  Mar 10  Comment 
May Corn is trading at 365 1/2, down 1 1/2 cents/bushel. July Corn is trading at 372 3/4, down 1 3/4 cents/bushel. Corn futures are trading near the session lows. The USDA reported on Thursday that corn export sales as of March 2nd are now...


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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