Table 24. Comparison of Average 50/50 Advisory Revenue and Benchmark Revenues, 1995 - 2001 Crop Years, Commercial Storage Costs
                       
Market Farmer Difference Between Advisors Difference Between Advisors
Average Benchmark Benchmark  and Market Benchmark and Farmer Benchmark
50/50 Central Illinois Central Illinois USDA Average Central Illinois Central Illinois USDA Average
Number of Advisory 24-Month 20-Month Price Received 24-Month 20-Month Price Received
Crop Year Programs Revenue Average Average   for Illinois   Average Average   for Illinois
---$ per acre (harvest equivalent)--- ---$ per acre (harvest equivalent)---
1995 25 319 304 317 320 15 2 -1
1996 24 369 366 371 357 2 -2 11
1997 23 311 310 304 300 1 7 11
1998 22 304 311 296 274 -6 8 30
1999 25 299 297 286 285 2 13 14
2000 26 298 293 286 279 4 11 18
2001 26 287 285 277 286 1 9 1
  1995-2001 Average 312 309 305 300 3 7 12
                       
Notes:  Net advisory revenues and benchmark revenues are stated on a harvest equivalent basis. A crop year is a two-year marketing window from September of the year previous to harvest through August of the year after harvest. Averages for 1995-2001 are computed over the full set of advisory programs. As a result, averages of individual crop year revenues or differences may not equal the averages reported for 1995-2001.