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Commodities

December 21, 2007

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Chicago markets

Wheat futures fell while corn and soybean prices advanced Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for March delivery fell 19.5 cents to $9.54; March corn rose 2.75 cents to $4.375; March oats increased 2.25 cents to $3.0325; January soybeans rose 1.75 cents to $11.6075. Beef and pork futures declined on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. February live cattle fell 0.57 cent to 95.7 cents; January feeder cattle fell 0.25 cent to $1.0395; February lean hogs fell 0.2 cent to 59.9 cents; February pork bellies fell 1.97 cents to 86.5 cents.

Local markets

As of Thursday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Association. Ottawa Elevator - Wheat, $9.26; corn, $4.06; milo, $4.06; soybeans, $10.85. Edgerton Elevator - Wheat, $9.26; corn, $4.06; milo, $4.06; soybeans, $10.85. Overbrook Elevator - Wheat, $9.26; corn, $4.06; milo, $4.06; soybeans, $10.85. Midland Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $4.06; milo, NA; soybeans, $10.85. Lawrence North Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $4.06; milo, NA; soybeans, $10.85. Lawrence South Elevator - Wheat, $9.26; corn, $4.06; milo, $4.06; soybeans, $10.85. Pauline Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $4.06; milo, $4.06; soybeans, $10.85.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Thu.

Aluminum -$1.072 per lb., London Metal Exch. Thu.

Zinc - $1.0870 per lb., delivered.

Gold - $799.20 troy oz., NY Merc spot Thu.

Silver - $14.196 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Thu.

Platinum $1517.50 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Thu.

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