USDA Loan Deficiency Payments Â Corn: 9 cents. Soybeans: 94 cents.
St. Joseph livestock
St. Joseph, Mo. (ap) Â Quotations for Wednesday: Receipts: 1,500 Last week: 3,429 Year ago: 2,569
Compared to last week, feeder steers and heifers opened 1.00-3.00 lower, with instances of 4.00-5.00 lower. Live and feeder cattle contracts at the CME opened with triple digit losses Wednesday morning, causing Feeder buyers to be a lot more selective of quality; and also be more conservative with their bids.
New York (ap) Â Spot nonferrous metal prices Wednesday:
Aluminum - 62.5 cents per lb., London Metal Exch. Wed.
Gold - $298.00 troy oz., Handy & Harman (only daily quote).
Silver - $4.615 Handy & Harman (only daily quote).
Platinum - $516.00-545.00 troy oz., N.Y. (contract).