Short-Dated New Crop Options

Manage the risk of growing season at a lower cost

Short-dated new crop options (SDNC) control the length of time and premium you pay for options based on new crop futures. It’s a cost-effective way to take a position in new crop futures contracts due to reduced time. Customize exposure on the crop cycle you want, and hedge a lower cost “window”.

Short-Dated New Crop Option Underlying Futures Strike Price Intervals Contract Months
Corn December Strike Price Listing and Exercise Procedures Table October thru September
Soybeans November Strike Price Listing and Exercise Procedures Table October thru September

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