Table 5.  Rating of Prices and Costs in Terms of Financial Risk Posed to Farm Income
                         
Not at all  Very Risky  
      risky   Standard
Price or Cost 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Mean Deviation
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - percent - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  
 
Corn Price  
    Subscribers 1.1 0.9 3.5 3.6 9.9 10.1 23.7 21.0 26.4 7.08 1.80
    Non-subscribers 3.0 1.9 3.8 5.3 10.2 10.2 20.8 15.9 28.8 6.84 2.11
 
Cotton Price  
    Subscribers 5.4 0.0 4.5 2.7 10.7 4.5 17.0 23.2 32.1 7.04 2.22
    Non-subscribers 4.5 0.0 2.3 0.0 0.0 11.4 20.5 20.5 40.9 7.55 1.93
 
Soybeans Price  
    Subscribers 0.6 1.7 2.3 3.6 10.2 10.5 19.9 24.5 26.8 7.15 1.77
    Non-subscribers 1.1 0.8 2.3 6.1 9.2 13.0 23.4 14.9 29.1 7.03 1.83
 
Wheat Price  
    Subscribers 1.6 2.0 4.6 5.7 12.4 12.9 17.3 18.3 25.2 6.76 2.02
    Non-subscribers 2.5 1.5 4.5 8.5 11.6 11.6 18.6 14.1 27.1 6.67 2.12
 
Input (feed, seed, fuel)  
    Subscribers 0.4 2.0 6.0 8.5 16.7 15.5 20.4 16.1 14.4 6.34 1.87
    Non-subscribers 2.0 2.0 4.4 7.0 20.8 11.4 18.8 13.8 19.8 6.40 2.02
 
Capital (interest rate)  
    Subscribers 2.3 4.6 9.5 10.6 16.2 14.6 16.2 13.2 12.9 5.85 2.14
    Non-subscribers 4.2 4.2 8.1 8.1 21.1 12.3 14.3 11.7 15.9 5.86 2.24
Note:  Mean refers to the weighted average response across categories.  Standard deviation refers to the standard deviation of responses across categories.