Table 7.   Extent to Which Producers Agree or Disagree with Statements Regarding the Risk of Crop Prices and Yields
                         
Strongly   Strongly  
disagree        agree   Standard
Statement 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Mean Deviation
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - percent - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  
 
Fluctuating prices expose  
me to risk.  
    Subscribers 1.7 1.8 4.1 2.4 8.7 6.5 16.0 21.4 37.5 7.30 1.99
    Non-subscribers 1.8 2.7 2.1 2.4 6.0 9.2 18.8 19.6 37.6 7.34 1.95
 
Fluctuating yields expose  
me to risk.  
    Subscribers 0.3 0.7 1.1 1.3 5.1 6.7 14.9 20.3 49.5 7.89 1.50
    Non-subscribers 1.2 0.3 0.9 0.9 5.4 7.4 16.4 26.2 41.4 7.76 1.54
 
The possibility of prices  
falling below my cost of  
production exposes me to risk.  
    Subscribers 0.6 1.1 1.6 1.6 4.8 4.6 10.7 19.8 55.1 7.95 1.62
    Non-subscribers 1.5 0.9 1.2 0.6 3.9 3.6 11.9 22.1 54.3 7.99 1.62
 
The possibility of yields falling  
below my breakeven yield  
exposes me to risk.  
    Subscribers 0.7 0.6 1.7 1.4 4.0 5.4 10.4 20.4 55.5 8.00 1.55
    Non-subscribers 1.5 0.3 2.1 0.6 3.0 6.6 13.1 21.8 51.0 7.91 1.62
Note:  Mean refers to the weighted average response across categories.  Standard deviation refers to the standard deviation of responses across categories.