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September 20, 2007

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Chicago markets

Corn and soybean prices rose while wheat prices fell Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for December delivery fell 24 cents to close at $8.45; December corn gained 6 cents to $3.5825; December oats dipped 0.5 cent to $2.77; November soybeans rose 1.5 cents to $9.71. On the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, October live cattle fell 0.15 cent to 95.5 cents; October feeder cattle fell 0.18 cent to $1.1627; October lean hogs dropped 0.67 cent to 63.2 cents; February pork bellies declined 1.77 cents to 85.15 cents.

Local markets

As of Wednesday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Association. Ottawa Elevator - Wheat, $7.74; corn, $3.20; milo, $3.25; soybeans, $9.06. Edgerton Elevator - Wheat, $7.74; corn, $3.20; milo, $3.25; soybeans, $9.06. Overbrook Elevator - Wheat, $7.74; corn, $3.20; milo, $3.25; soybeans, $9.06. Midland Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $3.20; milo, NA; soybeans, $9.06. Lawrence North Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $3.20; milo, NA; soybeans, $9.06. Lawrence South Elevator - Wheat, $7.74; corn, $3.20; milo, $3.25; soybeans, $9.06. Pauline Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $3.20; milo, $3.25; soybeans, $9.06.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Wed.

Aluminum -$1.102 per lb., London Metal Exch. Wed.

Copper $3.5675 N.Y. Merc spot Wed.

Lead - $3279.00 metric ton, London Metal Exch.

Gold - $722.00 troy oz., NY Merc spot Wed.

Silver - $12.956 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Wed.

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