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December 27, 2007

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Chicago markets

Soybeans jumped Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for March delivery rose 6 cents to close at $9.4125; March corn added 8.25 cents to settle at $4.5225; March oats rose 3.5 cents to close at $3.09; March soybeans jumped 40.25 cents to close at $12.395. On the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, February live cattle rose 0.43 cent to close at 95 cents; January feeder cattle fell 0.07 cent to $1.035; February lean hogs added 0.17 cent to 59.97 cents; February pork bellies fell 1.15 cents to 85 cents.

Local markets

As of Wednesday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Association. Ottawa Elevator - Wheat, $9.18; corn, $4.20; milo, $4.20; soybeans, $11.40. Edgerton Elevator - Wheat, $9.18; corn, $4.20; milo, $4.20; soybeans, $11.40. Overbrook Elevator - Wheat, $9.18; corn, $4.20; milo, $4.20; soybeans, $11.40. Midland Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $4.20; milo, NA; soybeans, $11.40. Lawrence North Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $4.20; milo, NA; soybeans, $11.40. Lawrence South Elevator - Wheat, $9.18; corn, $4.20; milo, $4.20; soybeans, $11.40. Pauline Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $4.20; milo, $4.20; soybeans, $11.40.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Wed.

Copper -$3.1458 Cathode full plate, U.S. destinations.

Zinc - $1.1285 per lb., delivered.

Gold - $826.00 troy oz., NY Merc spot Wed.

Silver - $14.695 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Wed.

Platinum $1549.30 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Wed.

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