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October 9, 2007

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Chicago markets

Agriculture futures slid sharply Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for December delivery fell 30 cents to $8.66; December corn lost 2.5 cents to $3.3975; December oats fell 2.5 cents to $2.7050; November soybeans shed 15 cents to $9.2550. Beef futures were mixed, while pork futures rose on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. December live cattle rose 0.13 cent to 96.25 cents; November feeder cattle rose 0.40 cent to $1.1390; December lean hogs gained 0.83 cent to 59.47 cents; February pork bellies rose 0.42 cent to 87.00 cents.

Local markets

As of Thursday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Association. Ottawa Elevator - Wheat, $8.00; corn, $3.08; milo, $3.15; soybeans, $8.61. Edgerton Elevator - Wheat, $8.00; corn, $3.08; milo, $3.15; soybeans, $8.61. Overbrook Elevator - Wheat, $8.00; corn, $3.08; milo, $3.15; soybeans, $8.61. Midland Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $3.08; milo, NA; soybeans, $8.61. Lawrence North Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $3.08; milo, NA; soybeans, $8.61. Lawrence South Elevator - Wheat, $8.00; corn, $3.08; milo, $3.15; soybeans, $8.61. Pauline Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $3.08; milo, $3.15; soybeans, $8.61.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Mon.

Copper $3.5930 N.Y. Merc.

Zinc $1.4500 per lb., delivered.

Gold $732.80 troy oz., N.Y. Merc.

Silver $13.250 troy oz., N.Y. Merc.

Platinum $1375.20 troy oz., N.Y. Merc.

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