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Commodities

December 1, 2005

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Chicago Board of Trade

Grain and soybeans futures increased Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for December delivery rose 3 1/2 cents to $3.04 a bushel; December corn rose 1 1/4 cent to $1.87 1/2 a bushel; December oats rose 3 1/2 cents to $1.85 a bushel; January soybeans rose 4 cents to $5.58 a bushel. Pork futures advanced on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, while beef futures finished mixed. December live cattle rose .60 cent to 93.45 cents a pound; January feeder cattle fell .30 cent to $1.169 a pound; December lean hogs rose .15 cent to 62.50 cents a pound.

Local markets

As of Wednesday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator - Wheat, $3.49; corn, $1.57; milo, $1.48; soybeans, $5.18. Edgerton Elevator - Wheat, $3.49; corn, $1.54; milo, $1.48; soybeans, $5.18. Overbrook Elevator - Wheat, $3.49; corn, $1.54; milo, $1.48; soybeans, $5.18. Midland Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $1.54; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.18. Lawrence North Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $1.54; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.18. Lawrence South Elevator - Wheat, $3.49; corn, $1.54; milo, $1.48; soybeans, $5.18. Pauline Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $1.54; milo, $1.48; soybeans, $5.18.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Wednesday:

Gold - $494.60 troy oz., NY Merc spot Wed.

Silver - $8.280 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Wed.

Platinum $980.40 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Wed.

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