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Commodities

March 29, 2006

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Chicago Board of Trade

Grain and soybean futures advanced Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Wheat for May delivery rose 1 1/2 cent to $3.41 1/4 a bushel; May corn rose 1/2 cent to $2.22 1/4 a bushel; May oats rose 1 1/4 cent to $1.74 a bushel; May soybeans rose 2 cents to $5.81 1/2 a bushel.

Beef and pork futures declined on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

April live cattle fell .40 cent to 81.47 cents a pound; April feeder cattle fell .05 cent to $1.0407 a pound; April lean hogs fell .30 cent to 57.45 cents a pound; May pork bellies fell 1.27 cent to 86.40 cents a pound.

Local markets

As of Tuesday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator - Wheat, $3.87; corn, $1.92; milo, $1.87; soybeans, $5.42. Edgerton Elevator - Wheat, $3.87; corn, $1.92; milo, $1.87; soybeans, $5.42. Overbrook Elevator - Wheat, $3.87; corn, $1.92; milo, $1.87; soybeans, $5.42. Midland Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $1.92; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.42. Lawrence North Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $1.92; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.42. Lawrence South Elevator - Wheat, $3.87; corn, $1.92; milo, $1.87; soybeans, $5.42. Pauline Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $1.92; milo, $1.87; soybeans, $5.42.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Tuesday:

Gold - $566.60 troy oz., NY Merc spot Tue.

Silver - $10.826 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Tue.

Platinum $1074.30 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Tue.

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