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September 18, 2007

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Chicago markets

Wheat for December delivery rose 29 cents to close at $8.75 a bushel; December corn added 3.25 cents to $3.5225 a bushel; December oats gained 1.75 cents to $2.825 a bushel; November soybeans jumped 13.75 cents to $9.685 a bushel. Beef and pork futures declined on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. October live cattle fell 0.28 cent to 94.97 cents a pound; October feeder cattle fell 1.35 cent to $1.155 a pound; October lean hogs lost 0.53 cent to 65.02 cents a pound; February pork bellies shed 1.55 cents to 8.55 cents a pound.

Local markets

As of Thursday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Association. Ottawa Elevator - Wheat, $7.98; corn, $3.14; milo, $3.19; soybeans, $8.99. Edgerton Elevator - Wheat, $7.98; corn, $3.14; milo, $3.19; soybeans, $8.99. Overbrook Elevator - Wheat, $7.98; corn, $3.14; milo, $3.19; soybeans, $8.99. Midland Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $3.14; milo, NA; soybeans, $8.99. Lawrence North Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $3.14; milo, NA; soybeans, $8.99. Lawrence South Elevator - Wheat, $7.98; corn, $3.14; milo, $3.19; soybeans, $8.99. Pauline Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $3.14; milo, $3.19; soybeans, $8.99.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Mon.

Aluminum -$1.069 per lb., London Metal Exch. Mon.

Copper $3.4175 N.Y. Merc spot Mon.

Gold - $715.80 troy oz., NY Merc spot Mon.

Silver - $12.739 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Mon.

Platinum $1302.60 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Mon.

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