Appendix A:  Summary of Assumed Values for Key Variables Used in Simulation of Advisory Program Performance, 1995 - 2001 Crop Years
Table A1. Expected and Actual Central Illinois Corn and Soybeans Yields, 1995 - 2001 Crop Years
           
Corn Soybeans
Crop Year Expected Yield Actual Yield   Expected Yield Actual Yield
---bushels per acre--- ---bushels per acre---
1995 140.0 119 44.0 43.0
1996 138.0 155 46.0 45.5
1997 141.5 140 46.5 46.5
1998 143.2 149 47.0 49.0
1999 145.6 158 47.8 49.0
2000 149.0 159 48.5 47.0
2001 152.4 157 48.8 48.0
           
Table A2. Harvest Definition for Central Illinois, Corn and Soybeans, 1995 - 2001 Crop Years
           
Corn Soybeans
Harvest Mid- Harvest Harvest Mid- Harvest
Crop Year Point "Window"   Point "Window"
1995 10/15 10/01 - 10/31 10/15 10/01 - 10/31
1996 10/15 10/01 - 10/31 10/15 10/01 - 10/31
1997 10/15 09/29 - 10/31 10/03 09/17 - 10/21
1998 10/12 09/24 - 10/28 10/05 09/17 - 10/21
1999 10/04 09/16 - 10/20 10/11 09/23 - 10/27
2000 09/26 09/08 - 10/12 10/06 09/20 - 10/24
2001 10/03 09/17 - 10/19 10/02 09/14 - 10/18