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Commodities

May 19, 2006

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Chicago Board of Trade

Grain and soybean futures declined Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for July delivery fell 4 1/2 cents to $4.18 1/2 a bushel; July corn fell 2 3/4 cents to $2.60 1/4 a bushel; July oats fell 1/2 cent to $2.01 3/4 a bushel; July soybeans fell 6 cents to $5.98 a bushel. Pork futures increased on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, while beef futures finished mixed. June live cattle rose .07 cent to 77.80 cents a pound; August feeder cattle fell .02 cent to $1.0645 a pound; June lean hogs rose .22 cent to 67.92 cents a pound; July pork bellies rose .67 cent to 86.17 cents a pound.

Local markets

As of Thursday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator - Wheat, $4.81; corn, $2.25; milo, $2.20; soybeans, $5.38. Edgerton Elevator - Wheat, $4.81; corn, $2.25; milo, $2.20; soybeans, $5.38. Overbrook Elevator - Wheat, $4.81; corn, $2.25; milo, $2.20; soybeans, $5.38. Midland Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $2.25; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.38. Lawrence North Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $2.25; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.38. Lawrence South Elevator - Wheat, $4.81; corn, $2.25; milo, $2.20; soybeans, $5.38. Pauline Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $2.25; milo, $2.20; soybeans, $5.38.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Friday:

Zinc - 176.35 cents lb., delivered.

Gold - $679.60 troy oz., NY Merc spot Thu.

Silver - $12.437 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Thu.

Platinum $1297.80 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Thu.

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