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Commodities

October 1, 2004

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Chicago Board of Trade

Grain and soybean futures dropped Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for December delivery fell 13 cents to $3.06 3/4 a bushel; December corn fell 1 3/4 cent to $2.05 1/2 a bushel; December oats fell 2 1/2 cents to $1.44 1/4 a bushel; November soybeans fell 6 1/2 cents to $5.27 a bushel.

Beef futures declined while pork futures increased on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. October live cattle fell .83 cent to 85.07 cents a pound; October feeder cattle fell .40 cent to $1.1177 a pound; October lean hogs rose .50 cent to 75 cents a pound.

Local markets

As of Thursday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator -- Wheat, $3.12; corn, $1.66; milo, $21.56; soybeans, $4.82. Edgerton Elevator -- Wheat, $3.12; corn, $1.66; milo, $1.56; soybeans, $4.82. Overbrook Elevator -- Wheat, $3.12; corn, $1.66; milo, $1.56; soybeans, $4.82. Midland Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $1.70; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.82. Lawrence North Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $1.66; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.82. Lawrence South Elevator -- Wheat, $3.12; corn, $1.66; milo, $1.56; soybeans, $4.82. Pauline Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $1.74; milo, $1.61; soybeans, $4.87.

Nonferrous metals

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

Gold - $418.70 troy oz., NY Merc spot Thu.

Silver - $6.916 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Thu.

Platinum $861.00 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Thu.

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