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Commodities

November 5, 2004

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Chicago Board of Trade

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

Wheat for December delivery rose 2 3/4 cents to $3.03 a bushel; December corn fell 1 1/2 cent to $1.97 1/2 a bushel; December oats rose 3/4 cent to $1.40 3/4 a bushel; January soybeans fell 12 1/4 cents to $5.06 1/4 a bushel.

Pork futures advanced while beef futures declined on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. December live cattle fell 1.30 cent to 82.82 cents a pound; January feeder cattle fell 2.17 cents to $1.022 a pound; December lean hogs rose 2 cents to 73.85 cents a pound.

Local markets

As of Thursday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator -- Wheat, $3.25; corn, $1.63; milo, $1.48; soybeans, $4.71. Edgerton Elevator -- Wheat, $3.25; corn, $1.63; milo, $1.48; soybeans, $4.71. Overbrook Elevator -- Wheat, $3.25; corn, $1.63; milo, $1.48; soybeans, $4.71. Midland Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $1.67; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.71. Lawrence North Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $1.63; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.71. Lawrence South Elevator -- Wheat, $3.25; corn, $1.63; milo, $1.48; soybeans, $4.71. Pauline Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $1.71; milo, $1.53; soybeans, $4.71.

Nonferrous metals

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

Gold - $430.10 troy oz., NY Merc spot Thu.

Silver - $7.371 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Thu.

Platinum - $834.00 troy oz., N.Y. (contract).

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