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September 14, 2007

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Chicago markets

Wheat futures fell sharply for the second straight session Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for December delivery dropped 15.5 cents to $8.45; December corn fell 9.75 cents to $3.4675; December oats rose 2.25 cents to $2.79; November soybeans rose 2.75 cents to $9.4125. On the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, October live cattle shed 0.05 cent to 94.67 cents; October feeder cattle fell 0.18 cent to $1.1652; October lean hogs rose 0.20 cent to 65.40 cents; February pork bellies rose 2.25 cent to 89.47 cents.

Local markets

As of Thursday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Association. Ottawa Elevator - Wheat, $7.65; corn, $3.09; milo, $3.09; soybeans, $8.76. Edgerton Elevator - Wheat, $7.65; corn, $3.09; milo, $3.09; soybeans, $8.76. Overbrook Elevator - Wheat, $7.65; corn, $3.09; milo, $3.09; soybeans, $8.76. Midland Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $3.09; milo, NA; soybeans, $8.76. Lawrence North Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $3.09; milo, NA; soybeans, $8.76. Lawrence South Elevator - Wheat, $7.65; corn, $3.09; milo, $3.09; soybeans, $8.76. Pauline Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $3.09; milo, $3.09; soybeans, $8.76.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Thu.

Copper -$3.4220 Cathode full plate, U.S. destinations.

Zinc - $1.3417 per lb., delivered.

Gold - $709.50 troy oz., NY Merc spot Thu.

Silver - $12.514 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Thu.

Platinum $1299.90 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Thu.

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