The corn user is interested in buying low in the cash market and selling high (canceling futures position taken) in the futures market. So -$0.25/ bu B) (25 points) An intra-market futures spread for commodity X is where a long position is taken in a contract for commodity X, month A, and a short position is taken in a contract for commodity X, month B, where B and A are not the same. I) (10 points) Margin requirements on such a spread are often less than they would be if the two contracts were considered separately. Why? Prices on two intra-market futures contracts tend to move together because similar fundamentals drive prices in both contract markets. Ii) (15 points) For agricultural crops, margin requirements on an intra-market futures spread are often less when the months in question are in the same crop year than when they are in different crop years. Why?