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Commodities

April 21, 2005

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Chicago Board of Trade

Grain futures advanced Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Soybean futures edged lower.

Wheat for May delivery rose 2 3/4 cents to $3.10 3/4 a bushel; May corn rose 1 1/4 cent to $2.10 3/4 a bushel; May oats rose 1 3/4 cent to $1.56 a bushel; May soybeans fell 1/4 cent to $6.30 3/4 a bushel.

Beef futures moved mostly lower while pork futures finished mixed on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

May live cattle remained unchanged at 85.20 cents a pound; May feeder cattle fell .45 cent to $1.0707 a pound; May lean hogs rose .40 cent to 75.55 cents a pound; May pork bellies fell .70 cent to 85.25 cents a pound.

Local markets

As of Wednesday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator -- Wheat, $3.06; corn, $1.79; milo, $1.64; soybeans, $6.08. Edgerton Elevator -- Wheat, $3.06; corn, $1.79; milo, $1.64; soybeans, $6.08. Overbrook Elevator -- Wheat, $3.06; corn, $1.79; milo, $1.64; soybeans, $6.08. Midland Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $1.83; milo, NA; soybeans, $6.08. Lawrence North Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $1.83; milo, NA; soybeans, $6.08. Lawrence South Elevator -- Wheat, $3.06; corn, $1.79; milo, $1.64; soybeans, $6.08. Pauline Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $1.87; milo, $1.69; soybeans, $6.08.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Wednesday:

Aluminum - 85.9 cents per lb., London Metal Exch. Wed.

Copper - 155.00 cents Cathode full plate, U.S. destinations.

Lead - $983.00 per metric ton, London Metal Exch.

Zinc - 62.30-62.80 cents lb., delivered.

Gold - $435.30 troy oz., NY Merc spot Wed.

Silver - $7.355 Handy & Harman (only daily quote).

Silver - $7.333 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Wed.

Mercury - $850.00 per 76 lb flask, N.Y.

Platinum -$866.00. troy oz., N.Y. (contract)

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