Table 26.  Seven-Year Average and Standard Deviation for 15 Market Advisory Programs, Corn and Soybean Net Advisory Price and 50/50 Advisory Revenue, 1995 - 2001 Crop Years, Commercial Storage Costs
  Corn   Soybeans   50/50 Advisory Revenue
Standard Standard
Average Deviation Average Deviation Standard
Net  of Net Net  of Net Deviation 
Advisory Advisory Advisory Advisory Average of
Market Advisory Program Price Price   Price Price   Revenue Revenue
---$ per bushel (harvest equivalent)--- ---$ per bushel (harvest equivalent)--- ---$ per acre (harvest equivalent)---
Ag Review 2.36 0.28 5.79 0.96 308 35
AgLine by Doane (cash only) 2.37 0.41 6.04 0.76 314 29
AgResource 2.60 0.75 6.65 0.55 345 53
AgriVisor (aggressive cash) 2.45 0.46 5.98 0.71 318 33
AgriVisor (aggressive hedge) 2.33 0.41 6.06 0.83 312 29
AgriVisor (basic cash) 2.30 0.28 5.95 0.66 308 27
AgriVisor (basic hedge) 2.30 0.35 6.04 0.82 309 30
Allendale (futures only) 2.26 0.20 6.16 0.63 310 20
Brock (cash only) 2.26 0.34 5.98 0.66 306 32
Brock (hedge) 2.27 0.26 6.22 0.66 313 35
Freese-Notis 2.28 0.47 5.96 0.65 306 38
Pro Farmer (cash only) 2.23 0.51 6.04 0.75 303 36
Pro Farmer (hedge) 2.23 0.49 6.16 0.79 306 37
Stewart-Peterson Advisory Reports 2.17 0.38 6.18 0.60 303 26
Top Farmer Intelligence 2.37 0.38 6.10 0.50 316 17
  Average 2.32 0.40 6.09 0.70 312 32
  Minimum 2.17 0.20 5.79 0.50 303 17
  Maximum 2.60 0.75 6.65 0.96 345 53
  Range 0.42 0.55 0.86 0.46 42 35
Market Benchmarks
  24-Month Average 2.32 0.33 5.96 0.63 309 27
  20-Month Average 2.29 0.42 5.91 0.73 305 32
Farmer Benchmark
  USDA Average Price Received 2.23 0.42 5.91 0.76 300 29
                 
Note: Results are shown only for the 17 advisory programs included in all six years of the AgMAS corn and soybean evaluations. Net advisory prices and benchmark prices are stated on a harvest equivalent basis. A crop year is a two-year window from September of the year previous to harvest through August of the year after harvest.