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Commodities

December 10, 2004

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Chicago Board of Trade

Soybean futures decreased while grain futures finished mixed Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Wheat for March delivery rose 2 cents to $3.02 a bushel; March corn fell 1 cent to $2.03 a bushel; March oats rose 1 1/4 cent to $1.53 1/4 a bushel; January soybeans fell 2 3/4 cents to $5.26 1/2 a bushel.

Beef futures retreated while pork futures were mixed on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. February live cattle fell 1.35 cent to 86.70 cents a pound; January feeder cattle fell 1.57 cent to $1.0085 a pound; February lean hogs fell .63 cent to 71.67 cents a pound.

Local markets

As of Thursday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator -- Wheat, $3.36; corn, $1.63; milo, $1.53; soybeans, $5.05. Edgerton Elevator -- Wheat, $3.36; corn, $1.63; milo, $1.53; soybeans, $5.05. Overbrook Elevator -- Wheat, $3.36; corn, $1.63; milo, $1.53; soybeans, $5.05. Midland Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $1.67; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.05. Lawrence North Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $1.63; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.05. Lawrence South Elevator -- Wheat, $3.36; corn, $1.63; milo, $1.53; soybeans, $5.05. Pauline Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $1.71; milo, $1.58; soybeans, $5.05.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Thursday:

Gold - $435.80 troy oz., NY Merc spot Thu.

Silver - $6.760 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Thu.

Platinum $817.10 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Thu.

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