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Commodities

April 19, 2007

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Chicago Board of Trade

Soybean futures declined, and grains finished mixed Wednesday. Wheat for May delivery fell 3 cents to $4.74 1/2 a bushel; May corn rose 10 1/4 cents to $3.63 1/2 a bushel; May oats rose 1 1/4 cent to $2.68 1/4 a bushel; May soybeans fell 8 1/2 cents to $7.15 1/2 a bushel. On the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, June live cattle fell .45 cent to 92.82 cents a pound; May feeder cattle fell 1.05 cent to $1.0830 a pound; May lean hogs fell .60 cent to 75.80 cents a pound; May pork bellies rose .05 cent to $1.0320 a pound.

Local markets

As of Wednesday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Association. Ottawa Elevator - Wheat, $4.83; corn, $3.34; milo, $3.24; soybeans, $6.56. Edgerton Elevator - Wheat, $4.83; corn, $3.34; milo, $3.24; soybeans, $6.56. Overbrook Elevator - Wheat, $4.83; corn, $3.34; milo, $3.24; soybeans, $6.56. Midland Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $3.39; milo, NA; soybeans, $6.61. Lawrence North Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $3.39; milo, NA; soybeans, $6.61. Lawrence South Elevator - Wheat, $4.83; corn, $3.34; milo, $3.24; soybeans, $6.56. Pauline Elevator - Wheat, $4.93; corn, $3.39; milo, $3.24; soybeans, $6.61.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Wed.

Aluminum -$1.290 per lb., London Metal Exch. Wed.

Copper -$374.03 Cathode full plate, U.S. destinations.

Zinc - $1.6968 per lb., delivered.

Gold - $689.10 troy oz., NY Merc spot Wed.

Silver - $13.949 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Wed.

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