No. 2 Heavy and No. 1 at par. No. 1 Extra Heavy at 7 cents per bushel over contract price. No. 2 Extra Heavy at 4 cents per bushel over contract price, and No. 1 Heavy at 3 cents per bushel over contract price. No. 2(36 pound total minimum test weight) at 3 cents per bushel under contract price and No. 2 (34 pound total minimum test weight) at 6 cents per bushel under contract price.
1/4 cent/bushel ($12.50/contract)
Jul, Sep, Dec, Mar, May
Last Trading Day
The business day prior to the 15th calendar day of the contract month.
Last Delivery Day
Seventh business day following the last trading day of the delivery month.
Electronic: 6:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Central Time, Sun.-Fri.
Open Auction: 9:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Central Time, Mon-Fri.
Trading in expiring contracts closes at noon on the last trading day.
Open Auction: O
Daily Price Limit
Twenty cents ($0.20) per bushel ($1,000/contract) above or below the previous day's settlement price. No limit in the spot month (limits are lifted beginning on First Position Day).
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