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February 13, 2008

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Chicago Board of Trade

Agriculture futures traded lower Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Wheat for March delivery lost 41 cents to $10.07l; March corn fell 5.75 cents to $4.9775; March oats dropped 2.5 cents to $3.415; March soybeans declined 5 cents to $13.21.

Beef and pork futures traded mixed on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

February live cattle fell 0.25 cent to 91.92 cents; March feeder cattle lost 0.15 cent to $1.0575; February lean hogs added 0.72 cent to 58.57 cents; February pork bellies traded flat at 98 cents.

Local markets

As of Tuesday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator - Wheat, $9.91; corn, $4.68; milo, $4.68; soybeans, $12.06. Edgerton Elevator - Wheat, $9.91; corn, $4.68; milo, $4.68; soybeans, $12.06. Overbrook Elevator - Wheat, $9.91; corn, $4.68; milo, $4.68; soybeans, $12.06. Midland Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $4.68; milo, NA; soybeans, $12.06. Lawrence North Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $4.68; milo, NA; soybeans, $12.06. Lawrence South Elevator - Wheat, $9.91; corn, $4.68; milo, $4.68; soybeans, $12.06. Pauline Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $4.68; milo, $4.68; soybeans, $12.06.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Tue.

Aluminum -$1.186 per lb., London Metal Exch. Tue.

Zinc - $1.1461 per lb., delivered.

Gold - $917.00 Handy & Harman (only daily quote).

Silver - $17.320 Handy & Harman (only daily quote).

Platinum $1896.80 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Tue.

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