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Commodities

August 4, 2006

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Chicago Board of Trade

Grain and soybean futures declined Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for September delivery fell 6 1/4 cents to $3.95 1/4 a bushel; September corn fell 2 1/4 cents to $2.45 a bushel; September oats fell 2 1/2 cents to $1.88 a bushel; September soybeans fell 5 3/4 cents to $5.81 1/2 a bushel. Beef futures increased on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, while pork futures finished mixed. October live cattle rose .37 cent to 87.95 cents a pound; September feeder cattle rose .82 cent to $1.14 a pound; October lean hogs fell .92 cent to 60.80 cents a pound; February pork bellies rose .40 cent to 92.95 cents a pound.

Local markets

As of Thursday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator - Wheat, $4.65; corn, $2.20; milo, $2.10; soybeans, $5.31. Edgerton Elevator - Wheat, $4.65; corn, $2.20; milo, $2.10; soybeans, $5.31. Overbrook Elevator - Wheat, $4.65; corn, $2.20; milo, $2.10; soybeans, $5.31. Midland Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $2.20; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.31. Lawrence North Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $2.20; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.31. Lawrence South Elevator - Wheat, $4.65; corn, $2.20; milo, $2.10; soybeans, $5.31. Pauline Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $2.20; milo, $2.10; soybeans, $5.31.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Thursday:

Gold - $644.90 troy oz., NY Merc spot Thu.

Silver - $12.045 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Thu.

Platinum $1246.50 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Thu.

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