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Commoditites

February 22, 2006

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Chicago Board of Trade

Soybean futures declined Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade, while grain futures finished mixed. Wheat for March delivery rose 4 1/2 cents to $3.72 1/2 a bushel; March corn fell 1/2 cent to $2.26 a bushel; March oats fell 5 cents to $1.87 a bushel; March soybeans fell 13 3/4 cents to $5.87 1/2 a bushel.

Beef and pork futures increased on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. April live cattle rose .77 cent to 88.47 cents a pound; March feeder cattle rose .30 cent to $1.0762 a pound; April lean hogs rose .07 cent to 63.25 cents a pound; March pork bellies rose 3 cents to 86.35 cents a pound.

Local markets

As of Tuesday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator - Wheat, $4.25; corn, $1.96; milo, $1.96; soybeans, $5.40. Edgerton Elevator - Wheat, $4.25; corn, $1.96; milo, $1.96; soybeans, $5.40. Overbrook Elevator - Wheat, $4.25; corn, $1.96; milo, $1.96; soybeans, $5.40. Midland Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $1.96; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.40. Lawrence North Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $1.96; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.40. Lawrence South Elevator - Wheat, $4.25; corn, $1.96; milo, $1.96; soybeans, $5.40. Pauline Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $1.96; milo, $1.96; soybeans, $5.40.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Tuesday:

Gold - $553.90 troy oz., NY Merc spot Tue.

Silver - $9.536 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Tue.

Platinum $1034.50 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Tue.

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