Table 2.  Six-Year Average and Standard Deviation for 17 Market Advisory Programs, Corn and Soybean Net Advisory Price and 50/50 Advisory Revenue, 1995-2000 Crop Years
                 
  Corn Net         Advisory Price   Soybean Net Advisory Price   50/50 Advisory Revenue
Standard Standard Standard
Market Advisory Program Average Deviation   Average Deviation   Average Deviation
--- $/bushel --- --- $/bushel --- --- $/acre ---
Ag Review 2.39 0.30 5.86 1.04 310 39
AgLine by Doane (cash-only) 2.44 0.41 6.15 0.78 319 29
AgResource 2.76 0.71 6.80 0.46 358 47
Agri-Mark 2.42 0.66 6.45 1.03 324 47
AgriVisor (aggressive cash) 2.53 0.46 6.06 0.75 324 33
AgriVisor (aggressive hedge) 2.39 0.42 6.16 0.87 316 31
AgriVisor (basic cash) 2.36 0.26 6.03 0.69 312 27
AgriVisor (basic hedge) 2.36 0.34 6.14 0.86 314 31
Allendale (futures only) 2.30 0.20 6.23 0.65 313 22
Brock (cash only) 2.33 0.33 6.06 0.70 310 33
Brock (hedge) 2.34 0.22 6.32 0.71 318 38
Freese-Notis 2.35 0.47 6.05 0.67 311 39
Pro Farmer (cash only) 2.28 0.54 6.14 0.78 306 39
Pro Farmer (hedge) 2.29 0.51 6.33 0.74 311 39
Stewart-Peterson Advisory Reports 2.20 0.41 6.25 0.65 304 29
Stewart-Peterson Strictly Cash 2.35 0.39 6.06 0.69 311 33
Top Farmer Intelligence 2.39 0.42 6.24 0.37 319 18
Descriptive Statistics:
  Average 2.38 0.44 6.19 0.75 316 35
  Median 2.36 0.41 6.15 0.71 313 33
  Minimum 2.20 0.20 5.86 0.37 304 18
  Maximum 2.76 0.71 6.80 1.04 358 47
  Range 0.57 0.50 0.94 0.67 54 29
                 
Note:  Results are shown only for the 17 advisory programs included in all six 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. 
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