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Commodities

August 5, 2006

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Chicago Board of Trade

Soybean futures advanced Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade, while grain futures finished mixed.

Wheat for September delivery rose 3/4 cent to $3.96 a bushel; September corn remained unchanged at $2.45 a bushel; September oats fell 3 1/2 cents to $1.84 1/2 a bushel; September soybeans rose 1/2 cent to $5.82 a bushel.

Beef futures increased on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, while pork futures were mixed.

October live cattle rose 1.55 cent to 89.50 cents a pound; September feeder cattle rose 1.25 cent to $1.1525 a pound; October lean hogs rose .85 cent to 61.65 cents a pound; February pork bellies fell 1.10 cent to 91.85 cents a pound.

Local markets

As of Friday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator - Wheat, $4.66; corn, $2.20; milo, $2.10; soybeans, $5.32. Edgerton Elevator - Wheat, $4.66; corn, $2.20; milo, $2.10; soybeans, $5.32. Overbrook Elevator - Wheat, $4.66; corn, $2.20; milo, $2.10; soybeans, $5.32. Midland Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $2.20; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.32. Lawrence North Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $2.20; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.32. Lawrence South Elevator - Wheat, $4.66; corn, $2.20; milo, $2.10; soybeans, $5.32. Pauline Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $2.20; milo, $2.10; soybeans, $5.32.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Friday:

Zinc - $1.6592 per lb., delivered.

Gold - $644.00 troy oz., NY Merc spot Fri.

Silver - $12.485 Handy & Harman (only daily quote).

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