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Commodities

March 30, 2005

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Chicago Board of Trade

Soybean futures retreated while grain futures were mixed Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery fell 1 1/2 cent to $3.34 1/2 a bushel; May corn rose 1/4 cent to $2.13 a bushel; May oats rose 2 3/4 cents to $1.60 a bushel; May soybeans fell 1 3/4 cent to $6.24 a bushel.

Beef futures advanced on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Pork futures finished mixed. April live cattle rose .30 cent to 90.10 cents a pound; April feeder cattle rose .75 cent to $1.069 a pound; April lean hogs fell .38 cent to 69.27 cents a pound; May pork bellies rose 2.50 cents to 97.65 cents a pound.

Local markets

As of Tuesday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator -- Wheat, $3.24; corn, $1.78; milo, $1.63; soybeans, $5.84. Edgerton Elevator -- Wheat, $3.24; corn, $1.78; milo, $1.63; soybeans, $5.84. Overbrook Elevator -- Wheat, $3.24; corn, $1.78; milo, $1.63; soybeans, $5.84. Midland Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $1.82; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.84. Lawrence North Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $1.82; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.84. Lawrence South Elevator -- Wheat, $3.24; corn, $1.78; milo, $1.63; soybeans, $5.84. Pauline Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $1.86; milo, $1.68; soybeans, $5.84.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Tuesday:

Gold - $426.10 Handy & Harman (only daily quote).

Silver - $7.030 Handy & Harman (only daily quote).

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

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