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Commodities

July 28, 2004

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Chicago Board of Trade

Grain and soybean futures declined Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Wheat for September delivery fell 2 1/2 cents to $3.21 1/4 a bushel; September corn fell 1 cent to $2.22 1/4 a bushel; September corn fell 1/2 cent to $1.27 3/4 a bushel; August soybeans fell 3 1/2 cents to $6.65 1/2 a bushel.

Beef futures advanced and pork futures finished mixed on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

August live cattle rose .80 cent to 88.47 cents a pound; August feeder cattle rose .12 cent to $1.1542 a pound; August lean hogs rose .28 cent to 76.80 cents a pound; August pork bellies fell 2.50 cents to $1.0632 a pound.

Local markets

As of Tuesday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator -- Wheat, $3.30; corn, $1.92; milo, $1.77; soybeans, $6.42. Edgerton Elevator -- Wheat, $3.30; corn, $1.92; milo, $1.77; soybeans, $6.42. Overbrook Elevator -- Wheat, $3.30; corn, $1.92; milo, $1.77; soybeans, $6.47. Midland Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $1.97; milo, NA; soybeans, $6.47. Lawrence North Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $1.92; milo, NA; soybeans, $6.42. Lawrence South Elevator -- Wheat, $3.30; corn, $1.92; milo, $1.77; soybeans, $6.42. Pauline Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $1.97; milo, $1.82; soybeans, $6.47.

Nonferrous metals

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

Gold - $387.00 troy oz., NY Merc spot Tue.

Silver - $6.237 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Tue.

Platinum - $818.00. troy oz., N.Y. (contract).

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