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Commodities

April 2, 2005

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Chicago Board of Trade

Grain and soybean futures finished lower Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery fell 8 1/2 cents to $3.22 1/2 a bushel; May corn fell 1/4 cent to $2.12 3/4 a bushel; May oats fell 3 3/4 cents to $1.54 a bushel; May soybeans fell 13 1/2 cents to $6.14 a bushel. Pork futures advanced on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Beef futures moved mostly higher. May live cattle remained unchanged at 85.20 cents a pound; May feeder cattle rose .90 cent to $1.0585 a pound; May lean hogs rose 1.60 cents to 78.60 cents a pound; May pork bellies rose .67 cent to 96.92 cents a pound.

Local markets

As of Friday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator -- Wheat, $3.12; corn, $1.78; milo, $1.63; soybeans, $5.79. Edgerton Elevator -- Wheat, $3.12; corn, $1.78; milo, $1.63; soybeans, $5.79. Overbrook Elevator -- Wheat, $3.12; corn, $1.78; milo, $1.63; soybeans, $5.79. Midland Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $1.82; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.79. Lawrence North Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $1.82; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.79. Lawrence South Elevator -- Wheat, $3.12; corn, $1.78; milo, $1.63; soybeans, $5.79. Pauline Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $1.86; milo, $1.68; soybeans, $5.79.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Friday:

Gold - $427.15 Handy & Harman (only daily quote).

Silver - $7.040 Handy & Harman (only daily quote).

Platinum -$869.00. troy oz., N.Y. (contract).

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