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April 16, 2008

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Chicago markets

Agriculture futures mostly traded higher Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery fell 0.25 cent to $8.9575; May corn gained 14.25 cents to $6.06; May oats rose 7 cents to $3.93; May soybeans added 7.5 cents to $13.80. Beef and pork futures traded higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. April live cattle added 0.32 cent to 89.47 cents; April feeder cattle rose 0.60 cent to $1.0015; April lean hogs gained 2.03 cents to 71.65 cents; May pork bellies advanced 2.58 cents to 79.95 cents.

Local markets

As of Tuesday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Association. Ottawa Elevator - Wheat, $8.90; corn, $5.66; milo, $5.56; soybeans, $13.15. Edgerton Elevator - Wheat, $8.90; corn, $5.66; milo, $5.56; soybeans, $13.15. Overbrook Elevator - Wheat, $8.90; corn, $5.66; milo, $5.56; soybeans, $13.15. Midland Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $5.66; milo, NA; soybeans, $13.15. Lawrence North Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $5.66; milo, NA; soybeans, $13.15. Lawrence South Elevator - Wheat, $8.90; corn, $5.66; milo, $5.56; soybeans, $13.15. Pauline Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $5.66; milo, $5.56; soybeans, $13.15.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Tue.

Aluminum -$1.350 per lb., London Metal Exch. Tue.

Copper $3.8910 N.Y. Merc spot Tue.

Zinc - $1.0563 per lb., delivered.

Gold - $928.70 troy oz., NY Merc spot Tue.

Silver - $17.830 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Tue.

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