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Commodities

October 29, 2004

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Chicago Board of Trade

Soybean futures advanced Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Grain futures were mostly higher. Wheat for December delivery rose 3 cents to $3.22 1/4 a bushel; December corn remained unchanged at $2.06 1/4 a bushel; December oats rose 2 1/2 cents to $1.42 1/4 a bushel; November soybeans rose 1/2 cent to $5.29 1/2 a bushel.

Pork futures increased while beef futures moved mostly lower on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. November live cattle remained unchanged at 86 cents a pound; November feeder cattle fell .15 cent to $1.1145 a pound.

Local markets

As of Thursday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator -- Wheat, $3.30; corn, $1.66; milo, $1.56; soybeans, $4.90. Edgerton Elevator -- Wheat, $3.30; corn, $1.66; milo, $1.56; soybeans, $4.90. Overbrook Elevator -- Wheat, $3.30; corn, $1.66; milo, $1.56; soybeans, $4.90. Midland Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $1.70; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.90. Lawrence North Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $1.66; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.90. Lawrence South Elevator -- Wheat, $3.30; corn, $1.66; milo, $1.56; soybeans, $4.90. Pauline Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $1.74; milo, $1.61; soybeans, $4.90.

Nonferrous metals

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

Gold - $425.10 troy oz., NY Merc spot Thu.

Silver - $7.179 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Thu.

Platinum - $846.00 troy oz., N.Y. (contract).

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