Appendix A:  Summary of Assumed Values for Key Variables Used in Simulation of Advisory Program Performance, 1995 - 2004 Crop Years
Table A1. Expected and Actual Central Illinois Corn and Soybeans Yields, 1995 - 2004 Crop Years
           
Corn Soybeans
Crop Year Expected Yield Actual Yield   Expected Yield Actual Yield
---bushels per acre--- ---bushels per acre---
1995 140.0 119.0 46.0 43.0
1996 138.0 155.0 46.0 45.5
1997 141.9 140.0 46.5 46.5
1998 143.2 149.0 47.0 49.0
1999 145.6 158.0 47.8 49.0
2000 149.0 159.0 48.5 47.0
2001 152.4 157.0 48.8 48.0
2002 154.9 149.0 49.3 51.0
2003 156.1 183.0 50.0 38.0
2004 161.3 186.0 49.0 54.0
           
Table A2. Harvest Definition for Central Illinois, Corn and Soybeans, 1995 - 2004 Crop Years
           
Corn Soybeans
Harvest Mid- Harvest Harvest Mid- Harvest
Crop Year Point Window   Point Window
1995 10/15 10/01 - 10/31 10/15 10/01 - 10/31
1996 10/15 10/01 - 10/31 10/15 10/01 - 10/31
1997 10/15 09/29 - 10/31 10/03 09/17 - 10/21
1998 10/12 09/24 - 10/28 10/05 09/17 - 10/21
1999 10/04 09/16 - 10/20 10/11 09/23 - 10/27
2000 09/26 09/08 - 10/12 10/06 09/20 - 10/24
2001 10/03 09/17 - 10/19 10/02 09/14 - 10/18
2002 10/07 09/19 - 10/23 10/08 09/20 - 10/24
2003 10/06 09/18 - 10/22 10/03 09/17 - 10/21
2004 09/30 9/14 - 10/18 10/01 9/15 - 10/19