Table 11.  Correlation of Advisory Service Performance Between Pairs of Marketing Years, 1995-1997
           
Commodity/
Correlation Measure 1995 vs. 1996   1996 vs. 1997   Average
Corn
     Rank Correlation 0.29 -0.06 0.12
[0.190] [0.795]
     Net Price Correlation 0.52 ** -0.28 0.12
[0.013] [0.206]
     Return Correlation 0.52 ** -0.27 0.12
[0.014] [0.219]
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Soybeans
     Rank Correlation 0.36 * 0.01 0.19
[0.097] [0.953]
     Net Price Correlation 0.25 0.17 0.21
[0.269] [0.498]
     Return Correlation 0.26 0.17 0.22
[0.237] [0.487]
Revenue
     Rank Correlation 0.35 ** -0.05 0.15
[0.024] [0.240]
     Revenue Correlation 0.48 -0.27 0.11
[0.111] [0.845]
     Return Correlation 0.48 ** -0.26 0.11
  [0.023]   [0.263]    
Note: Three stars indicates significance at the 1% level, two stars indicates significance at the 5% level, and one star indicates significance at the 10% level.   Return correlations are based on the 24-month average cash price benchmark. Figures in brackets are two-tailed p-values.