Table 26. Proportion of Advisory Programs in Top-, Middle-, and Bottom Third of the Price Range, Corn, and Soybeans, 1995 - 2004 Crop Years, Commercial Storage Costs
                 
Proportion of Programs in Price Range Proportion of Programs in Price Range
for 24-Month Marketing Window for 20-Month Marketing Window
Top Bottom Top Bottom
Number of Third Middle Third Third Middle Third
Crop Year Programs or Above Third or Below or Above Third or Below
---%--- ---%---
Panel A: Corn
1995 25 20 76 4 8 76 16
1996 26 12 65 23 8 81 12
1997 25 16 40 44 16 52 32
1998 23 0 78 22 22 65 13
1999 26 4 58 38 12 58 31
2000 27 4 85 11 52 37 11
2001 27 7 74 19 11 70 19
2002 27 44 33 22 56 30 15
2003 26 50 27 23 50 31 19
2004 27 11 89 0 19 81 0
 1995-2004 Average 17 63 20 25 58 17
Panel B: Soybeans
1995 25 36 60 4 16 80 4
1996 24 38 63 0 13 79 8
1997 23 21 58 21 21 75 4
1998 22 0 82 18 27 73 0
1999 25 32 48 20 56 32 12
2000 26 8 62 31 15 73 12
2001 26 4 35 62 12 42 46
2002 26 19 81 0 19 65 15
2003 25 8 88 4 4 92 4
2004 26 8 92 0 8 85 8
 1995-2004 Average 17 67 16 19 69 12
                 
Notes: A crop year is a two-year marketing window from September of the year previous to harvest through August of the year after harvest. Average proportions for 1995-2004 are computed over the full set of advisory programs. As a result, averages of individual crop year proportions may not equal the average proportions reported for 1995-2004.