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April 30, 2008

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Chicago Board of Trade

Agriculture futures traded lower Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery fell 32 cents to $7.94; May corn dropped 8.75 cents to $5.125; May oats lost 10 cents to $3.685; May soybeans fell 4 cents to $12.795. Beef and pork futures traded lower on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. April live cattle fell 0.23 cent to 92.17 cents; May cattle lost 1.37 cents to $1.0535; May lean hogs fell 2 cents to 73.75 cents; May pork bellies declined 0.10 cent to 74 cents.

Local markets

As of Tuesday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator - Wheat, $7.93; corn, $5.55; milo, $5.45; soybeans, $12.34. Edgerton Elevator - Wheat, $7.93; corn, $5.55; milo, $5.45; soybeans, $12.34. Overbrook Elevator - Wheat, $7.93; corn, $5.55; milo, $5.45; soybeans, $12.34. Midland Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $5.55; milo, NA; soybeans, $12.34. Lawrence North Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $5.55; milo, NA; soybeans, $12.34. Lawrence South Elevator - Wheat, $7.93; corn, $5.55; milo, $5.45; soybeans, $12.34. Pauline Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $5.55; milo, $5.45; soybeans, $12.34.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Tue.:

Copper $3.8995 N.Y. Merc spot Tue.

Gold - $874.20 troy oz., NY Merc spot Tue.

Silver - $16.540 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Tue.

Platinum -$1940.10 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Tue.

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