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August 11, 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 1 1/2 cent to $3.86 1/2 a bushel; September corn fell 1 cent to $2.38 3/4 a bushel; September oats fell 1 1/4 cent to $1.80 3/4 a bushel; September soybeans fell 5 1/4 cents to $5.61 1/4 a bushel. Beef and pork futures increased on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. October live cattle rose 1.92 cent to 92.37 cents a pound; September feeder cattle rose 1.50 cent to $1.1745 a pound; October lean hogs rose 1.75 cent to 64.40 cents a pound; February pork bellies rose .60 cent to 91.05 cents a pound.

Local markets

As of Thursday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator - Wheat, $4.49; corn, $2.19; milo, $2.09; soybeans, $5.09. Edgerton Elevator - Wheat, $4.49; corn, $2.19; milo, $2.09; soybeans, $5.09. Overbrook Elevator - Wheat, $4.49; corn, $2.19; milo, $2.09; soybeans, $5.09. Midland Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $2.19; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.09. Lawrence North Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $2.19; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.09. Lawrence South Elevator - Wheat, $4.49; corn, $2.19; milo, $2.09; soybeans, $5.09. Pauline Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $2.19; milo, $2.09; soybeans, $5.09.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Thursday:

Gold - $644.75 Handy & Harman (only daily quote).

Silver - $12.070 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Thu.

Platinum $1250.50 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Thu.

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