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Commodities

August 18, 2006

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Chicago Board of Trade

Grain and soybean futures finished lower Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for September delivery fell 8 cents to $3.63 1/2 a bushel; September corn fell 2 1/2 cents to $2.19 a bushel; September oats fell 3/4 cent to $1.76 3/4 a bushel; September soybeans fell 3/4 cent to $5.51 1/2 a bushel. Beef and pork futures increased on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. October live cattle rose .25 cent to 92.05 cents a pound; September feeder cattle rose .35 cent to $1.1627 a pound; October lean hogs rose .95 cent to 65.72 cents a pound; February pork bellies rose 3 cents to 93.80 cents a pound.

Local markets

As of Thursday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator - Wheat, $4.27; corn, $1.99; milo, $1.89; soybeans, $5.05. Edgerton Elevator - Wheat, $4.27; corn, $1.99; milo, $1.89; soybeans, $5.05. Overbrook Elevator - Wheat, $4.27; corn, $$1.99; milo, $1.89; soybeans, $5.05. Midland Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $1.99; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.05. Lawrence North Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $$1.99; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.05. Lawrence South Elevator - Wheat, $$4.27; corn, $1.99; milo, $$1.89; soybeans, $5.05. Pauline Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $$1.99; milo, $1.89; soybeans, $5.05.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Thursday:

Zinc - $1.5982 per lb., delivered.

Gold - $625.40 troy oz., NY Merc spot Thu.

Silver - $11.973 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Thu.

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