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Commodities

April 21, 2006

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Chicago Board of Trade

Soybean futures declined Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade, while grain futures finished mostly lower. Wheat for May delivery fell 1 3/4 cent to $3.53 a bushel; May corn fell 2 3/4 cents to $2.35 3/4 a bushel; May oats rose 1/2 cent to $1.72 a bushel; May soybeans fell 2 3/4 cents to $5.71 1/4 a bushel. Pork futures increased on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, while beef futures retreated. June live cattle fell 1.05 cent to 75.22 cents a pound; May feeder cattle fell .95 cent to $1.0375 a pound; May lean hogs rose .55 cent to 65.05 cents a pound; May pork bellies rose .98 cent to 78.47 cents a pound.

Local markets

As of Thursday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator - Wheat, $4.30; corn, $2.06; milo, $2.01; soybeans, $5.31. Edgerton Elevator - Wheat, $4.30; corn, $2.06; milo, $2.01; soybeans, $5.31. Overbrook Elevator - Wheat, $4.30; corn, $2.06; milo, $2.01; soybeans, $5.31. Midland Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $2.06; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.31. Lawrence North Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $2.06; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.31. Lawrence South Elevator - Wheat, $4.30; corn, $2.06; milo, $2.01; soybeans, $5.31. Pauline Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $2.06; milo, $2.01; soybeans, $5.31.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Thursday:

Zinc - 153.08 cents lb., delivered.

Gold - $619.80 troy oz., NY Merc spot Thu.

Silver - $12.510 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Thu.

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