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A large corporate farming operation is holding an inventory of corn and wheat and is concerned that excess harvests this season will lower the value of the commodities. In order to hedge against adverse market changes, the corporation acquired the following contracts on June 1:
• 30 contracts to sell 5,000 bushels of corn in December at a future price of $3.56 per bushel.
• 30 contracts to sell 5,000 bushels of wheat in December at a future price of $6.35 per bushel.
Spot and future prices are as follows:
For each of the fair value hedges, determine, by month, the change in the value of the respective inventories and the gain or loss on the futures contracts.


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