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Commodities

April 6, 2005

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Chicago Board of Trade

Soybean futures increased while grain futures declined Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery fell 5 1/4 cents to $3.11 1/4 a bushel; May corn fell 4 1/2 cents to $2.05 1/2 a bushel; May oats fell 2 1/4 cents to $1.53 a bushel; May soybeans rose 2 1/2 cents to $6.17 1/2 a bushel.

Beef futures moved mostly higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Pork futures decreased. May live cattle remained unchanged at 85.20 cents a pound; May feeder cattle rose .37 cent to $1.0567 a bushel; May lean hogs fell 1.70 cent to 76.22 cents a pound; May pork bellies fell 1 cent to 93.40 cents a pound.

Local markets

As of Tuesday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator -- Wheat, $3.03; corn, $1.71; milo, $1.56; soybeans, $5.88. Edgerton Elevator -- Wheat, $3.03; corn, $1.71; milo, $1.56; soybeans, $5.88. Overbrook Elevator -- Wheat, $3.03; corn, $1.71; milo, $1.56; soybeans, $5.88. Midland Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $1.75; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.88. Lawrence North Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $1.75; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.88. Lawrence South Elevator -- Wheat, $3.03; corn, $1.71; milo, $1.56; soybeans, $5.88. Pauline Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $1.79; milo, $1.61; soybeans, $5.88.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Tuesday:

Gold - $424.60 Handy & Harman (only daily quote).

Silver - $7.100 Handy & Harman (only daily quote).

Platinum -$857.00. troy oz., N.Y. (contract).

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