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Commodities

September 15, 2004

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Chicago Board of Trade

Grain futures moved mostly lower while soybean futures declined Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Wheat for December delivery fell 4 1/2 cents to $3.31 3/4 a bushel; December corn fell 2 1/2 cents to $2.18 a bushel; December oats rose 4 1/4 cents to $1.60 3/4 a bushel; November soybeans fell 5 1/2 cents to $5.65 1/2 a bushel.

Pork futures advanced on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Beef futures finished mixed.

October live cattle rose .40 cent to 85.42 cents a pound; October feeder cattle fell .25 cent to $1.114 a pound; October lean hogs rose .63 cent to 67.70 cents a pound; February pork bellies rose 1.25 cent to 94.77 cents a pound.

Local markets

As of Tuesday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator -- Wheat, $3.31; corn, $1.78; milo, $1.73; soybeans, $5.26. Edgerton Elevator -- Wheat, $3.31; corn, $1.78; milo, $1.73; soybeans, $5.26. Overbrook Elevator -- Wheat, $3.31; corn, $1.78; milo, $1.78; soybeans, $5.26. Midland Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $1.82; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.26. Lawrence North Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $1.78; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.26. Lawrence South Elevator -- Wheat, $3.31; corn, $1.78; milo, $1.73; soybeans, $5.26. Pauline Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $1.86; milo, $1.78; soybeans, $5.31.

Nonferrous metals

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

Gold - $405.70 troy oz., NY Merc spot Tue.

Silver - $6.199 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Tue.

Platinum - $839.00. troy oz., N.Y. (contract).

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