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Commodities

September 22, 2005

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Chicago Board of Trade

Soybean futures increased Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade, while grain futures finished mixed. Wheat for December delivery rose 4 cents to $3.25 1/4 a bushel; December corn fell 1/4 cent to $2.06 1/2 a bushel; December oats rose 1 3/4 cent to $1.59 a bushel; November soybeans rose 5 3/4 cents to $5.77 3/4 a bushel.

Beef futures retreated on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, while pork futures finished mixed. October live cattle fell .17 cent to 85.65 cents a pound; October feeder cattle fell .37 cent to $1.1257 a pound; October lean hogs fell .90 cent to 64.87 cents a pound; February pork bellies rose .50 cent to 83.35 cents a pound.

Local markets

As of Wednesday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator - Wheat, $3.41; corn, $1.57; milo, $1.52; soybeans, $5.38. Edgerton Elevator - Wheat, $3.41; corn, $1.57; milo, $1.52; soybeans, $5.38. Overbrook Elevator - Wheat, $3.41; corn, $1.57; milo, $1.52; soybeans, $5.38. Midland Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $1.62; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.38. Lawrence North Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $1.62; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.38. Lawrence South Elevator - Wheat, $3.41; corn, $1.57; milo, $1.52; soybeans, $5.38. Pauline Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $1.62; milo, $1.52; soybeans, $5.38.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Wednesday:

Aluminum - 83.0 cents per lb., London Metal Exch. Wed.

Lead - $950.00 per metric ton, London Metal Exch.

Zinc - 67.70-68.20 cents lb., delivered.

Gold - $469.10 Handy & Harman (only daily quote).

Gold - $468.90 troy oz., NY Merc spot Wed.

Silver - $7.355 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Wed.

Mercury - $750.00 per 76 lb flask, N.Y.

Platinum $936.30 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Wed.

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