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March 7, 2008

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Chicago markets

Agriculture futures traded mixed Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery rose 20 cents to $11.25; March corn traded flat at $5.57; May oats rose 8.75 cents to$4.1925; May soybeans declined 49.75 cents to $14.5875. On the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, February live cattle lost 0.65 cent to 89.95 cents; March feeder cattle slipped 1.10 cents to 99.80; April lean hogs added 0.63 cent to 57.40 cents; March pork bellies dipped 0.90 cent to 84.50 cents.

Local markets

As of Thursday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Association. Ottawa Elevator - Wheat, $11.38; corn, $5.27; milo, $5.17; soybeans, $13.44. Edgerton Elevator - Wheat, $11.38; corn, $5.27; milo, $5.17; soybeans, $13.44. Overbrook Elevator - Wheat, $11.38; corn, $5.27; milo, $5.17; soybeans, $13.44. Midland Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $5.27; milo, NA; soybeans, $13.44. Lawrence North Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $5.27; milo, NA; soybeans, $13.44. Lawrence South Elevator - Wheat, $11.38; corn, $5.27; milo, $5.17; soybeans, $13.44. Pauline Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $5.27; milo, $5.17; soybeans, $13.44.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Thu.

Copper -$4.0478 Cathode full plate, U.S. destinations.

Gold - $975.00 troy oz., NY Merc spot Thu.

Silver - $20.131 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Thu.

Platinum $2175.80 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Thu.

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