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Commodities

July 6, 2006

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Chicago Board of Trade

Soybean futures declined Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade, while grain futures finished mixed.

Wheat for September delivery rose 2 3/4 cents to $4.04 3/4 a bushel; September corn fell 4 cents to $2.49 1/2 a bushel; September oats remained unchanged at $1.95 a bushel; August soybeans fell 8 cents to $6.00 1/2 a bushel. Beef futures increased on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, while pork futures were mixed.August live cattle rose .50 cent to 86.85 cents a pound; August feeder cattle rose .87 cent to $1.1725 a pound; August lean hogs rose .90 cent to 71.67 cents a pound.

Local markets

As of Wednesday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator - Wheat, $5.02; corn, $2.15; milo, $2.10; soybeans, $5.61. Edgerton Elevator - Wheat, $5.02; corn, $2.15; milo, $2.10; soybeans, $5.61. Overbrook Elevator - Wheat, $5.02; corn, $2.15; milo, $2.10; soybeans, $5.61. Midland Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $2.15; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.61. Lawrence North Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $2.15; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.61. Lawrence South Elevator - Wheat, $5.02; corn, $2.15; milo, $2.10; soybeans, $5.61. Pauline Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $2.15; milo, $2.10; soybeans, $5.61.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Wednesday:

Gold - $627.30 troy oz., NY Merc spot Wed.

Silver - $11.335 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Wed.

Platinum $1258.60 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Wed.

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