Table 1. Market Advisory Programs Tracked by the AgMAS Project, Soybeans, 1995-2001 Crop Years
                 
Crop Year
Market Advisory Program 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 Comments
Ag Alert for Ontario Included in 1996. After further review, deemed not directly applicable to US producers and dropped.
Ag Financial Strategies Established service first tracked for the 2001 crop year.
Ag Profit by Hjort Went out of business at the end of August 2000.
Ag Review Included for all corn crop years to date.
AgLine by Doane (cash only) Included for all corn crop years to date.
AgLine by Doane (hedge) New program for corn in 1998.
AgResource Included for all corn crop years to date.
Agri-Edge (cash only) Went out of business at the end of January 1998.
Agri-Edge (hedge) Went out of business at the end of January 1998.
Agri-Mark Stopped providing specific recommendations regarding cash sales. Dropped after 2000 crop year.
AgriVisor (aggressive cash) Included for all corn crop years to date.
AgriVisor (aggressive hedge) Included for all corn crop years to date.
AgriVisor (basic cash) Included for all corn crop years to date.
AgriVisor (basic hedge) Included for all corn crop years to date.
Allendale (futures only) Included for all corn crop years to date.
Brock (cash only) Included for all corn crop years to date.
Brock (hedge) Included for all corn crop years to date.
Cash Grain Went out of business at the end of September 2000.
Co-Mark Established service first tracked for the 2000 crop year.
Freese-Notis Included for all corn crop years to date.
Grain Field Marketing Established service first tracked for the 2001 crop year.
Grain Field Report Stopped providing specific recommendations regarding cash sales. Dropped after 1995 crop year.
Grain Marketing Plus Established service first tracked for the 2000 crop year.
Harris Weather/Elliott Advisory Stopped providing specific recommendations regarding cash sales. Dropped after 1996 crop year.
North American Ag Stopped providing specific recommendations regarding cash sales. Dropped after 1995 crop year.
Northstar Commodity Established service first tracked for the 2001 crop year.
Pro Farmer (cash only) Included for all corn crop years to date.
Pro Farmer (hedge) Included for all corn crop years to date.
Progressive Ag Established service first tracked for the 1996 crop year.
Prosperous Farmer Stopped providing specific recommendations regarding cash sales. Dropped after 1995 crop year.
Risk Management Group (cash only) Established service first tracked for the 1999 crop year.
Risk Management Group (futures & options) Established service first tracked for the 1999 crop year.
Risk Management Group (options only) Established service first tracked for the 1999 crop year.
Stewart-Peterson Advisory Reports Included for all corn crop years to date.
Stewart-Peterson Strictly Cash This Program was discontinued at the end of October 2000.
Top Farmer Intelligence Included for all corn crop years to date.
Utterback Marketing Services Previous to 1997, did not make clear enough recommendations to be tracked.
Zwicker Cycle Letter Merged with AgriVisor for the 1999 crop year and no longer included.
                 
         
Note: A crop year is a two-year marketing window from September of the year previous to harvest through August of the year after harvest. 0.33 0.03
-0.04 0.02
-0.04 0.00
0.08 0.02
0.25 0.02
-0.02 0.01
-0.04 0.00
-0.09 0.00
-0.07 0.01
-0.05 0.03
-0.10 0.01
-0.31 0.02
-0.20 0.02
-0.35 0.01
-0.28 0.02
-0.14 0.04
-0.43 0.03
-0.09 0.02
-0.07 0.02
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