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July 17, 2008

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Chicago markets

Agriculture futures traded mostly higher Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for September delivery rose 22 cents to $8.33; December corn added 7.75 cents to $6.56; December oats fell 5 cents to $4.27; November soybeans added 25 cents to $15.67.

Beef futures traded lower and pork futures traded higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. August live cattle fell 1 cent to 98.6 cents; August cattle lost 0.33 cent to $1.1112; August lean hogs gained 1.5 cents to 76.57 cents; July pork bellies added 0.65 cent to 66.3 cents.

Local markets

As of Wednesday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Association. Ottawa Elevator - Wheat, $7.91; corn, $6.24; milo, $5.94; soybeans, $15.38. Edgerton Elevator - Wheat, $7.91; corn, $6.24; milo, $5.94; soybeans, $15.38. Overbrook Elevator - Wheat, $7.91; corn, $6.24; milo, $5.94; soybeans, $15.38. Midland Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $6.24; milo, NA; soybeans, $15.38. Lawrence North Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $6.24; milo, NA; soybeans, $15.38. Lawrence South Elevator - Wheat, $7.91; corn, $6.24; milo, $5.94; soybeans, $15.38. Pauline Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $6.24; milo, $5.94; soybeans, $15.38.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Wed.

Aluminum -$1.4125 per lb., N.Y. Merc spot Wed.

Gold - $961.80 troy oz., NY Merc spot Wed.

Platinum -$1942.30 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Wed.

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