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Commodities

March 31, 2004

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Chicago Board of Trade

Grain and soybean futures rose on the Chicago Board of Trade Tuesday. Wheat for May delivery rose 9 1/2 cents to $4.15 a bushel; May corn rose 7 1/2 cents to $3.12 1/4 a bushel; May oats rose 3 1/4 cents to $1.72 a bushel; May soybeans rose 3 1/4 cents to $10.16 1/4 a bushel.

Beef futures advanced in trading on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange while pork futures were mixed. April live cattle rose 2.05 cents a pound to 79.82 cents a pound; April feeder cattle rose .72 cent a pound to 89.72 cents a pound; April lean hogs fell .32 cent a pound to 67.80 cents a pound; May pork bellies rose .93 cent a pound to $1.082 a pound.

St. Joseph livestock

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

Estimated Receipts: 150. Compared to Monday, barrows and gilts sold steady; 46-50 percent lean 230-270 lbs 43.50-44.00. Sows: Steady; 1-2 300-500 lbs 39.00; 1-3 500-700 lbs 41.00-43.00. Boars: Steady; 300-700 lbs 10.00.

Local markets

As of Tuesday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator -- Wheat, $3.94; corn, $2.87; milo, $2.82; soybeans, $9.86. Edgerton Elevator -- Wheat, $3.94; corn, $2.87; milo, $2.82; soybeans, $9.86. Overbrook Elevator -- Wheat, $3.94; corn, $2.87; milo, $2.82; soybeans, $9.91. Midland Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $2.92; milo, NA; soybeans, $9.91. Lawrence North Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $2.87; milo, NA; soybeans, $9.86. Lawrence South Elevator -- Wheat, $3.94; corn, $2.87; milo, $2.82; soybeans, $9.86. Pauline Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $2.92; milo, $2.87; soybeans, $9.91.

Nonferrous metals

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

Aluminum - 75.7 cents per lb., London Metal Exch. Tue.

Zinc - 54.32-54.57 cents lb., delivered.

Gold - $420.00 Handy & Harman.

Silver - $7.766 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Tue.

Platinum - $906.00 troy oz., N.Y. (contract).

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