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August 20, 2008

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Chicago Board of Trade

Agriculture futures traded mostly lower Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for September delivery fell 14.5 cents to $8.455; December corn added 11.75 cents to $5.845; December oats slipped 6.5 cents to $3.89; November soybeans dropped 13 cents to $12.76. Beef and pork futures traded lower on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. August live cattle fell 1.22 cents to $1.007 cents; August cattle fell 0.95 cent to $1.127; October lean hogs dropped 0.55 cent to 75.25 cents; August pork bellies slipped 2.9 cents to 80.1 cents.

Local markets

As of Tuesday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator - Wheat, $8.13; corn, $5.40; milo, $5.00; soybeans, $12.71. Edgerton Elevator - Wheat, $8.13; corn, $5.40; milo, $5.00; soybeans, $12.71. Overbrook Elevator - Wheat, $8.13; corn, $5.40; milo, $5.00; soybeans, $12.71. Midland Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $5.40; milo, NA; soybeans, $12.71. Lawrence North Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $5.40; milo, NA; soybeans, $12.71 Lawrence South Elevator - Wheat, $8.13; corn, $5.40; milo, $5.00; soybeans, $12.71. Pauline Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $5.40; milo, $5.00; soybeans, $12.71.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Tuesday:

Zinc - $0.7692 per lb., delivered.

Gold - $811.10 troy oz., NY Merc spot Tue.

Silver - $13.093 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Tue.

Platinum -$1351.30 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Tue.

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