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Commodities

February 19, 2005

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Chicago Board of Trade

Grain and soybean futures finished higher Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Wheat for March delivery rose 1/2 cent to $2.96 a bushel; March corn rose 3/4 cent to $2.00 a bushel; March oats rose 3 cents to $1.59 1/2 a bushel; March soybeans rose 1/2 cent to $5.52 1/2 a bushel.

Beef and soybean futures decreased on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

March live cattle fell .80 cent to 89.80 cents a pound; March feeder cattle fell 2.32 cents to 98.30 cents a pound; April lean hogs fell .98 cent to 72.87 cents a pound; March pork bellies fell 1 cent to 84.97 cents a pound.

Local markets

As of Friday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator -- Wheat, $3.26; corn, $1.75; milo, $1.60; soybeans, $5.23. Edgerton Elevator -- Wheat, $3.26; corn, $1.75; milo, $1.60; soybeans, $5.23. Overbrook Elevator -- Wheat, $3.26; corn, $1.75; milo, $1.60; soybeans, $5.23. Midland Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $1.79; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.23. Lawrence North Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $1.75; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.23. Lawrence South Elevator -- Wheat, $3.26; corn, $1.75; milo, $1.60; soybeans, $5.23. Pauline Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $1.83; milo, $1.65; soybeans, $5.23.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Friday:

Lead - $997.00 per metric ton, London Metal Exch.

Zinc - 65.52-65.77 cents lb., delivered.

Gold - $427.10 troy oz., NY Merc spot Fri.

Silver - $7.413 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Fri.

Mercury - $650.00 per 76 lb flask, N.Y.

Platinum - $863.00 troy oz., N.Y. (contract).

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