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Commodities

April 2, 2008

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Chicago Board of Trade

Agriculture futures mostly traded higher Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery lost 34 cents to $8.95; May corn added 16.75 cents to $5.84; May oats gained 16.75 cents to $3.88; May soybeans rose 13.75 cents to $12.11. Beef and pork futures traded lower on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. April live cattle fell 0.02 cent to 87.40 cents; April feeder cattle dropped 0.18 cent to 99.12 cents; April lean hogs slipped 1.07 cents to 56 cents; May pork bellies declined 0.43 cent to 67.07 cents.

Local markets

As of Tuesday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Association. Ottawa Elevator - Wheat, $8.90; corn, $5.49; milo, $5.34; soybeans, $11.21. Edgerton Elevator - Wheat, $8.90; corn, $5.49; milo, $5.34; soybeans, $11.21. Overbrook Elevator - Wheat, $8.90; corn, $5.49; milo, $5.34; soybeans, $11.21. Midland Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $5.49; milo, NA; soybeans, $11.21. Lawrence North Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $5.49; milo, NA; soybeans, $11.21. Lawrence South Elevator - Wheat, $8.90; corn, $5.49; milo, $5.34; soybeans, $11.21. Pauline Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $5.49; milo, $5.34; soybeans, $11.21.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Tuesday:

Copper $3.8260 N.Y. Merc spot Tue.

Gold - $882.90 troy oz., NY Merc spot Tue.

Silver - $16.855 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Tue.

Platinum -$1,928.80 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Tue.

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