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May 25, 2001

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USDA Loan Deficiency Payments -- Corn: 24 cents. Soybeans: $1.05.

St. Joseph livestock

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

Estimated Receipts: 250. Compared to Wednesday, barrows and gilts 50 lower; 46-50 percent lean 230-270 lb 49.00-49.50; 44-48 percent lean 270-290 lb 48.00-49.00. Sows: Scarce.

Nonferrous metals

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

Aluminum - 69.5 cents per lb., London Metal Exch. Thu.

Copper - $83.0 Cathode full plate, U.S. destinations.

Copper -78.75 cents per lb., N.Y. Merc spot Thu.

Lead - 29-31 cents per lb.

Zinc - 47.73-48.23 cents lb., delivered.

Gold - $286.05 troy oz., Handy & Harman (only daily quote).

Gold - $279.40 troy oz., NY Merc spot Thu.

Silver - $4.590 Handy & Harman (only daily quote).

Silver - $4.603 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Thu.

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

Platinum - $602.00-$632.00 troy oz., N.Y. (contract).

Platinum $619.00 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Thu.

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