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August 1, 2001

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USDA Loan Deficiency Payments -- Corn: 5 cents. Soybeans: 51 cents.

St. Joseph livestock

St. Joseph, Mo. (ap) -- Quotations for Tuesday:

Estimated Slaughter Hog Receipts: 200. Compared to Monday, barrows and gilts sold steady; 46-50 percent lean 230-270 lb 46.50-47.00; 42-46 percent lean 270-290 lb 45.50-46.50. Sows: steady; 1-3 300-550 lb 39.00; 1-3 450-550 lb 40.00; 550-700 lb 42.00-43.00. Boars: 300-700 lb 21.00.

Nonferrous metals

New York (ap) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Tuesday:

Aluminum - 63.0 cents per lb., London Metal Exch. Tue.

Copper - $71.0 Cathode full plate, U.S. destinations.

Copper -67.80 cents per lb., N.Y. Merc spot Tue.

Lead - 29-31 cents per lb.

Zinc - 43.69-44.19 cents lb., delivered.

Gold - $265.90 troy oz., Handy & Harman (only daily quote).

Gold - $266.20 troy oz., NY Merc spot Tue.

Silver - $4.240 Handy & Harman (only daily quote).

Silver - $4.210 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Tue.

Mercury - $150.00 per 76 lb flask, N.Y.

Platinum - $493.00-$515.00 troy oz., N.Y. (contract).

Platinum $474.40 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Tue.

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