Table 23.  Six-Year Average and Standard Deviation for 17 Market Advisory Programs, Corn and Soybean Net Advisory Price and 50/50 Advisory Revenue, 1995 - 2000 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 2.39 0.29 5.86 1.03 310 38
AgLine by Doane (cash only) 2.43 0.40 6.14 0.77 319 29
AgResource 2.76 0.67 6.80 0.41 358 43
Agri-Mark 2.42 0.65 6.45 0.98 324 43
AgriVisor (aggressive cash) 2.53 0.45 6.06 0.74 324 32
AgriVisor (aggressive hedge) 2.39 0.41 6.16 0.86 316 30
AgriVisor (basic cash) 2.36 0.26 6.03 0.69 312 27
AgriVisor (basic hedge) 2.36 0.34 6.14 0.85 314 31
Allendale (futures only) 2.30 0.18 6.23 0.65 313 20
Brock (cash only) 2.33 0.33 6.06 0.69 310 33
Brock (hedge) 2.34 0.20 6.31 0.66 318 35
Freese-Notis 2.35 0.46 6.05 0.67 311 39
Pro Farmer (cash only) 2.27 0.54 6.14 0.77 306 38
Pro Farmer (hedge) 2.29 0.51 6.33 0.73 312 38
Stewart-Peterson Advisory Reports 2.20 0.41 6.25 0.63 304 29
Stewart-Peterson Strictly Cash 2.35 0.39 6.06 0.69 311 32
Top Farmer Intelligence 2.39 0.41 6.24 0.35 319 17
  Average 2.38 0.41 6.19 0.72 316 33
  Minimum 2.20 0.18 5.86 0.35 304 17
  Maximum 2.76 0.67 6.80 1.03 358 43
  Range 0.57 0.49 0.93 0.67 54 26
Market Benchmarks
  24-Month Average 2.38 0.33 6.07 0.62 313 27
  20-Month Average 2.35 0.43 6.02 0.73 310 32
Farmer Benchmark
  USDA Average Price Received 2.28 0.44   5.97 0.81   303 32
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.