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July 31, 2008

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Chicago Board of Trade

Agriculture futures traded mixed Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for September delivery fell 4.25 cents to $7.8775 a bushel; December corn fell 4.25 cents to $7.8775; December oats added 0.25 cent to $4.045; November soybeans added 14 cents to $14.05. Beef futures traded higher and pork futures traded mixed on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. August live cattle rose 0.32 cent to 97.87 cents a pound; August cattle added 0.25 cent to $1.1252; August lean hogs rose 0.85 cent to 78.87 cents; August pork bellies fell 2.05 cents to 70 cents.

Local markets

As of Wednesday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator - Wheat, $7.49; corn, $5.72; milo, $5.32; soybeans, $14. Edgerton Elevator - Wheat, $7.49; corn, $5.72; milo, $5.32; soybeans, $14. Overbrook Elevator - Wheat, $7.49; corn, $5.72; milo, $5.32; soybeans, $14. Midland Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $5.72; milo, NA; soybeans, $14. Lawrence North Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $5.72; milo, NA; soybeans, $14. Lawrence South Elevator - Wheat, $7.49; corn, $5.72; milo, $5.32; soybeans, $14. Pauline Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $5.72; milo, $5.32; soybeans, $14.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Wednesday:

Gold - $902.90 troy oz., NY Merc spot Wed.

Silver - $17.422 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Wed.

Platinum -$1738.10 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Wed.

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