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Archive for Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Commodities

October 20, 2004

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Chicago Board of Trade

Grain and soybean futures jumped higher Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for December delivery rose 4 1/2 cents to $3.19 1/4 a bushel; December corn rose 3 cents to $2.07 a bushel; December oats rose 2 1/4 cents to $1.45 1/2 a bushel; November soybeans rose 13 cents to $5.27 3/4 a bushel.

Pork futures increased while beef futures finished mostly higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. November live cattle remained unchanged at 86 cents a pound; November feeder cattle rose .03 cent to $1.123 a pound.

Local markets

As of Tuesday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator -- Wheat, $3.21; corn, $1.67; milo, $1.57; soybeans, $4.78. Edgerton Elevator -- Wheat, $3.21; corn, $1.67; milo, $1.57; soybeans, $4.78. Overbrook Elevator -- Wheat, $3.21; corn, $1.67; milo, $1.57; soybeans, $4.78. Midland Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $1.71; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.78. Lawrence North Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $1.67; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.78. Lawrence South Elevator -- Wheat, $3.21; corn, $1.67; milo, $1.57; soybeans, $4.78. Pauline Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $1.75; milo, $1.62; soybeans, $4.78.

Nonferrous metals

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

Gold - $419.35 Handy & Harman (only daily quote).

Silver - $7.105 Handy & Harman (only daily quote).

Platinum - $847.00 troy oz., N.Y. (contract).

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