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Commodities

August 12, 2006

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Chicago Board of Trade

Grain and soybean futures declined Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Wheat for September delivery fell 12 3/4 cents to $3.73 3/4 a bushel; September corn fell 14 cents to $2.24 3/4 a bushel; September oats fell 3 1/4 cents to $1.77 1/2 a bushel; September soybeans fell 6 cents to $5.55 1/4 a bushel.

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

October live cattle rose .17 cent to 92.55 cents a pound; September feeder cattle rose .05 cent to $1.175 a pound; October lean hogs rose .10 cent to 64.50 cents a pound; February pork bellies fell 1.62 cent to 89.42 cents a pound.

Local markets

As of Friday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator - Wheat, $4.34; corn, $2.05; milo, $1.95; soybeans, $5.03. Edgerton Elevator - Wheat, $4.34; corn, $2.05; milo, $1.95; soybeans, $5.03. Overbrook Elevator - Wheat, $4.34; corn, $2.05; milo, $1.95; soybeans, $5.03. Midland Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $2.05; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.03. Lawrence North Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $2.05; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.03. Lawrence South Elevator - Wheat, $4.34; corn, $2.05; milo, $1.95; soybeans, $5.03. Pauline Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $2.05; milo, $1.95; soybeans, $5.03.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Friday:

Aluminum - $1.125 per lb., London Metal Exch. Fri.

Copper $3.5130 N.Y. Merc spot Fri.

Lead - $1177.0 per metric ton, London Metal Exch.

Gold - $633.50 troy oz., NY Merc spot Fri.

Silver - $11.853 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Fri.

Platinum $1254.40 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Fri.

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