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Commodities

February 20, 2008

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Chicago Board of Trade

Agriculture futures traded higher Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery added 5.5 cents to $10.475; March corn gained 5.25 cents to $5.20; March oats rose 10 cents to $3.68; May soybeans jumped 26.5 cents to $14.1775. Beef and pork futures rose on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. February live cattle increased 0.03 cent to 91.37 cents; March feeder cattle gained 0.28 cent to $1.0490; April lean hogs added 0.32 cent to 64.52 cents; March pork bellies rose 0.83 cent to 94 cents.

Local markets

As of Tuesday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator - Wheat, $10.25; corn, $4.90; milo, $4.90; soybeans, $12.84. Edgerton Elevator - Wheat, $10.25; corn, $4.90; milo, $4.90; soybeans, $12.84. Overbrook Elevator - Wheat, $10.25; corn, $4.90; milo, $4.90; soybeans, $12.84. Midland Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $4.90; milo, NA; soybeans, $12.84. Lawrence North Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $4.90; milo, NA; soybeans, $12.84. Lawrence South Elevator - Wheat, $10.25; corn, $4.90; milo, $4.90; soybeans, $12.84. Pauline Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $4.90; milo, $4.90; soybeans, $12.84.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Tuesday:

Aluminum -$1.276 per lb., London Metal Exch. Tue.

Copper $3.7250 N.Y. Merc spot Tue.

Gold - $926.60 troy oz., NY Merc spot Tue.

Silver - $17.490 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Tue.

Platinum $2128.10 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Tue.

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