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Commodities

March 5, 2008

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Chicago markets

Agriculture futures traded lower Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery lost 15 cents to $10.875; March corn shed 12.5 cents to $5.43; March oats declined 17.5 cents to $4.165; May soybeans plummeted 48.75 cents to $15.1075. On the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, February live cattle lost 1.45 cents to 91.20 cents; March feeder cattle slipped 0.02 cent to $1.0165; April lean hogs fell 1.95 cents to 56.85 cents; March pork bellies shed 1.80 cents to 83.40 cents.

Local markets

As of Tuesday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Association. Ottawa Elevator - Wheat, $11.15; corn, $5.15; milo, $5.05; soybeans, $13.96. Edgerton Elevator - Wheat, $11.15; corn, $5.15; milo, $5.05; soybeans, $13.96. Overbrook Elevator - Wheat, $11.15; corn, $5.15; milo, $5.05; soybeans, $13.96. Midland Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $5.15; milo, NA; soybeans, $13.96. Lawrence North Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $5.15; milo, NA; soybeans, $13.96. Lawrence South Elevator - Wheat, $11.15; corn, $5.15; milo, $5.05; soybeans, $13.96.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Tue.

Aluminum -$1.396 per lb., London Metal Exch. Tue.

Copper -$3.9893 Cathode full plate, U.S. destinations.

Gold - $963.90 troy oz., NY Merc spot Tue.

Silver - $19.738 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Tue.

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