Table 1. Market Advisory Programs Tracked by the AgMAS Project, Corn and Soybeans, 1995-2004 Crop Years
                       
Crop Year  
Market Advisory Program 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Comments
Ag Alert for Ontario Included in 1996. After further review, deemed not directly applicable to US producers and dropped.
Ag Financial Strategies Established program first tracked for the 2001 crop year.
Ag Market Professional (cash only) Established program first tracked for the 2004 crop year.
Ag Market Professional (hedge) Established program first tracked for the 2004 crop year.
Ag Profit by Hjort Went out of business at the end of August 2000.
Ag Review Included for all corn and soybean crop years to date.
AgLine by Doane (cash only) Included for all corn and soybean crop years to date.
AgLine by Doane (hedge) New program for corn in 1996 and soybeans in 1998.
AgResource Included for all corn and soybean 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 and soybean crop years to date.
AgriVisor (aggressive hedge) Included for all corn and soybean crop years to date.
AgriVisor (basic cash) Included for all corn and soybean crop years to date.
AgriVisor (basic hedge) Included for all corn and soybean crop years to date.
Allendale (futures & options) New program for corn only in 1996.
Allendale (futures only) Included for all corn and soybean crop years to date.
Brock (cash only) Included for all corn and soybean crop years to date.
Brock (hedge) Included for all corn and soybean crop years to date.
Cash Grain Went out of business at the end of September 2000.
Co-Mark Went out of business at the end of July 2003.
Freese-Notis Included for all corn and soybean crop years to date.
Grain Field Marketing Established program 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 Went out of business at the end of March 2003.
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 program first tracked for the 2001 crop year.
Pro Farmer (cash only) Included for all corn and soybean crop years to date.
Pro Farmer (hedge) Included for all corn and soybean crop years to date.
Progressive Ag Established program 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) Program discontinued at the beginning of March 2005.
Risk Management Group (futures & options) Program discontinued at the beginning of March 2005.
Risk Management Group (options only) Program discontinued at the beginning of March 2005.
Stewart-Peterson Advisory Reports Included for all corn and soybean crop years to date.
Stewart-Peterson Strictly Cash Program discontinued at the end of October 2000.
Top Farmer Intelligence Included for all corn and soybean crop years to date.
Utterback Marketing Services Established program first tracked for the 1997 crop year.
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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