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October 19, 2007

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Chicago markets

Agriculture futures finished higher Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for December delivery added 5 cents to $8.255; December corn picked up 9.25 cents to $3.6725; December oats rose 3.25 cents to $2.82; November soybeans jumped 17.25 cents to $9.915. On the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, December live cattle rose 0.43 cent to 97.7 cents; November feeder cattle rose 0.15 cent to $1.1222; December lean hogs rose 0.37 cent to 57.37 cents; February pork bellies fell 0.35 cent to 82.97 cents.

Local markets

As of Thursday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Association. Ottawa Elevator - Wheat, $7.84; corn, $3.37; milo, $3.47; soybeans, $9.27. Edgerton Elevator - Wheat, $7.84; corn, $3.37; milo, $3.47; soybeans, $9.27. Overbrook Elevator - Wheat, $7.84; corn, $3.37; milo, $3.47; soybeans, $9.27. Midland Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $3.37; milo, NA; soybeans, $9.27. Lawrence North Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $3.37; milo, NA; soybeans, $9.27. Lawrence South Elevator - Wheat, $7.84; corn, $3.37; milo, $3.47; soybeans, $9.27. Pauline Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $3.37; milo, $3.47; soybeans, $9.27.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Thu.

Aluminum -$1.131 per lb., London Metal Exch. Thu.

Copper $3.5335 N.Y. Merc spot Thu.

Gold - $764.10 troy oz., NY Merc spot Thu.

Silver - $13.711 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Thu.

Platinum -$1423.00 troy oz., N.Y. (contract).

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