Table 12.  Five-Year Average and Standard Deviation for 18 Market Advisory Programs, Corn and Soybean Net Advisory Price and 50/50 Advisory Revenue, 1995-1999 Crop Years
  Corn   Soybeans   50/50 Advisory Revenue
Standard Standard
Average Deviation Average Deviation Standard
Net of Net Net of Net Deviation
Advisory Advisory Advisory Advisory Average of
Market Advisory Program Price Price   Price Price   Revenue Revenue
---$/bushel--- ---$/bushel--- ---$/acre---
Ag Line by Doane (cash-only) 2.49 0.43 6.28 0.78 322 31
Ag Profit by Hjort Associates 2.30 0.49 6.13 0.84 305 34
Ag Resource 2.76 0.75 6.79 0.46 353 46
Ag Review 2.46 0.26 5.99 1.10 315 41
Agri-Mark 2.50 0.70 6.62 0.99 329 46
Agri-Visor Aggressive Cash 2.59 0.48 6.21 0.74 328 34
Agri-Visor Aggressive Hedge 2.43 0.45 6.34 0.83 319 32
Agri-Visor Basic Cash 2.39 0.28 6.17 0.66 314 29
Agri-Visor Basic Hedge 2.39 0.37 6.31 0.82 317 33
Allendale (futures only) 2.33 0.19 6.34 0.66 314 22
Brock (cash-only) 2.39 0.32 6.22 0.63 316 33
Brock (hedge) 2.35 0.22 6.51 0.52 320 38
Freese-Notis 2.41 0.49 6.16 0.68 315 42
Pro Farmer (cash-only) 2.35 0.57 6.31 0.73 312 40
Pro Farmer (hedge) 2.38 0.52 6.48 0.70 319 37
Stewart-Peterson Advisory Reports 2.27 0.41 6.41 0.56 310 27
Stewart-Peterson Strictly Cash 2.43 0.38 6.22 0.62 318 31
Top Farmer Intelligence 2.40 0.46 6.34 0.29 317 19
Descriptive Statistics:
  Average 2.42 0.43 6.32 0.70 319 34
  Median 2.40 0.44 6.31 0.69 317 34
  Minimum 2.27 0.19 5.99 0.29 305 19
  Maximum 2.76 0.75 6.79 1.10 353 46
  Range 0.48 0.56 0.80 0.80 48 27
Market Benchmark 2.43 0.34 6.20 0.59 318 28
                 
Note:  Results are shown only for the 18 advisory programs included in all five years of the AgMAS corn and soybean evaluations. A crop year is a two-year window from September of the year previous to harvest through August of the year after harvest.