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Commodities

August 19, 2006

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Chicago Board of Trade

Grain futures edged mostly higher Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade, while soybean futures declined.

Wheat for September delivery rose 1 cent to $3.64 1/2 a bushel; September corn rose 3/4 cent to $2.19 3/4 a bushel; September oats fell 1 1/2 cent to $1.75 1/4 a bushel; September soybeans fell 4 1/2 cents to $5.47 a bushel.

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

October live cattle fell 1.17 cent to 90.87 cents a pound; September feeder cattle fell .30 cent to $1.1597 a pound; October lean hogs rose .60 cent to 66.32 cents a pound; February pork bellies fell 1.65 cent to 92.15 cents a pound.

Local markets

As of Friday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator - Wheat, $4.34; corn, $1.95; milo, $1.90; soybeans, $5.01. Edgerton Elevator - Wheat, $4.34; corn, $1.95; milo, $1.90; soybeans, $5.01. Overbrook Elevator - Wheat, $4.34; corn, $1.95; milo, $1.90; soybeans, $5.01. Midland Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $1.95; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.01. Lawrence North Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $1.95; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.01. Lawrence South Elevator - Wheat, $4.34; corn, $1.95; milo, $1.90; soybeans, $5.01. Pauline Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $1.95; milo, $1.90; soybeans, $5.01.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Friday:

Zinc - $1.6252 per lb., delivered.

Gold - $613.90 Handy & Harman (only daily quote).

Silver - $11.900 Handy & Harman (only daily quote).

Platinum $1223.60 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Fri.

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