Table 2.  Net Advisory Prices, Soybeans, 1995-1997
  1995 1996 1997 1995-1997
Net Net Net Average Net
Advisory Advisory Advisory Advisory
Advisory Service Program Price Price Price Price
----------$/bushel----------
Ag Alert for Ontario N/A 7.37 N/A N/A 0.26 0.26
Ag Line by Doane (cash-only) 6.59 7.40 6.32 6.77 0.30 0.28 0.02 0.20
Ag Profit by Hjort Associates 6.78 7.13 6.16 6.69 0.49 0.02 -0.14 0.12
Ag Resource 6.92 7.29 6.47 6.89 0.63 0.18 0.17 0.33
Ag Review 6.59 7.37 6.19 6.72 0.30 0.26 -0.11 0.15
Agri-Edge (cash-only) 6.70 7.28 N/A N/A 0.41 0.17 0.29
Agri-Edge (hedge) 6.62 7.18 N/A N/A 0.33 0.07 0.20
Agri-Mark 7.94 7.18 6.68 7.27 1.65 0.07 0.38 0.70
Agri-Visor Aggressive Cash 6.38 7.28 6.33 6.67 0.09 0.17 0.03 0.10
Agri-Visor Aggressive Hedge 6.97 7.40 6.14 6.84 0.68 0.29 -0.16 0.27
Agri-Visor Basic Cash 6.42 7.06 6.35 6.61 0.13 -0.05 0.05 0.04
Agri-Visor Basic Hedge 6.78 7.46 6.14 6.79 0.49 0.35 -0.16 0.23
Allendale (futures only) 6.21 7.30 6.67 6.73 -0.08 0.19 0.37 0.16
Brock (cash-only) 6.27 7.20 6.31 6.59 -0.02 0.09 0.01 0.03
Brock (hedge) 5.71 6.99 6.93 6.54 -0.58 -0.12 0.63 -0.02
Freese-Notis 6.41 7.13 6.15 6.56 0.12 0.02 -0.15 -0.01
Grain Field Report 6.84 N/A N/A N/A 0.55 0.55
Harris Weather/Elliott Advisory 6.85 6.80 N/A N/A 0.56 -0.31 0.12
North American Ag. 6.44 N/A N/A N/A 0.15 0.15
Pro Farmer (cash-only) 6.69 7.31 6.29 6.77 0.40 0.20 -0.01 0.20
Pro Farmer (hedge) 6.78 7.49 6.47 6.91 0.49 0.38 0.17 0.35
Progressive Ag. N/A 7.80 6.65 N/A 0.69 0.35 0.52
Prosperous Farmer 6.52 N/A N/A N/A 0.23 0.23
Stewart-Peterson Advisory Reports 6.09 7.37 6.22 6.56 -0.20 0.26 -0.08 -0.01
Stewart-Peterson Strictly Cash 6.28 7.13 6.33 6.58 -0.01 0.02 0.03 0.01
Top Farmer Intelligence 6.20 6.84 6.08 6.37 -0.09 -0.27 -0.22 -0.19
Utterback Marketing Services N/A N/A 6.99 N/A 0.69 0.69
Zwicker Cycle Letter 6.89 7.67 6.59 7.05 0.60 0.56 0.29 0.48
Descriptive Statistics: 0.29 0.14 0.09 0.21
  Average 6.59 7.27 6.40 6.73 0.18
  Median 6.59 7.28 6.33 6.72
  Minimum 5.71 6.80 6.08 6.37
  Maximum 7.94 7.80 6.99 7.27
  Range 2.23 1.00 0.91 0.89
  Standard Deviation 0.41 0.23 0.26 0.20
Market Benchmark Prices
 24-Month Average 6.26 7.11 6.30 6.56
 20-Month Average 6.39 7.21 6.22 6.61
 12-Month Average 6.86 7.19 6.02 6.69
         
         
Notes:  N/A denotes "not applicable" -- program did not exist or was not evaluated for that marketing year. Net advisory and market benchmark prices are stated on a harvest equivalent basis.  Average price over 1995-1997 is computed only for those services evaluated for each of the three years. 
0.89 0.05
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
-0.03 0.02
-0.06 0.02
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