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Commodities

March 23, 2006

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Chicago Board of Trade

Soybean futures increased Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade, while grain futures finished mostly lower. Wheat for May delivery fell 3 1/4 cents to $3.49 1/4 a bushel; May corn fell 1 cent to $2.22 1/2 a bushel; May oats rose 3 1/2 cents to $1.73 3/4 a bushel; May soybeans rose 1 3/4 cent to $5.77 a bushel. Beef futures declined on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, while pork futures ended the session mixed. April live cattle fell .50 cent to 82.97 cents a pound; April feeder cattle fell 1.15 cent to $1.0582 a pound; April lean hogs fell 1.05 cent to 57.20 cents a pound.

Local markets

As of Wednesday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator - Wheat, $4.02; corn, $1.90; milo, $1.85; soybeans, $5.32. Edgerton Elevator - Wheat, $4.02; corn, $1.90; milo, $1.85; soybeans, $5.32. Overbrook Elevator - Wheat, $4.02; corn, $1.90; milo, $1.85; soybeans, $5.32. Midland Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $1.90; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.32. Lawrence North Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $1.90; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.32. Lawrence South Elevator - Wheat, $4.02; corn, $1.90; milo, $1.85; soybeans, $5.32. Pauline Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $1.90; milo, $1.85; soybeans, $5.32.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Wednesday:

Gold - $550.90 troy oz., NY Merc spot Wed.

Silver - $10.446 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Wed.

Platinum $1046.00 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Wed.

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