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March 12, 2008

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Chicago markets

Agriculture futures traded higher Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery rose 60 cents to $12.23; May corn added 6.75 cents to $5.725; May oats gained 11.75 cents to $4.025; May soybeans climbed 1.25 cents to $14.0775.

Beef futures traded mixed and pork futures rose on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. April live cattle added 0.15 cent to 89.90 cents; April feeder cattle slipped 0.77 cent to $1.0235; April lean hogs gained 0.68 cent to 58.40 cents; March pork bellies increased 1.20 cents to 79.70 cents.

Local markets

As of Tuesday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Association. Ottawa Elevator - Wheat, $12.11; corn, $5.33; milo, $5.23; soybeans, $12.93. Edgerton Elevator - Wheat, $12.11; corn, $5.33; milo, $5.23; soybeans, $12.93. Overbrook Elevator - Wheat, $12.11; corn, $5.33; milo, $5.23; soybeans, $12.93. Midland Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $5.33; milo, NA; soybeans, $12.93. Lawrence North Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $5.33; milo, NA; soybeans, $12.15. Lawrence South Elevator - Wheat, $12.11; corn, $5.33; milo, $5.23; soybeans, $12.93. Pauline Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $5.33; milo, $5.23; soybeans, $12.93.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Tue.

Aluminum -$1.413 per lb., London Metal Exch. Tue.

Gold - $974.20 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Tue.

Silver - $19.68 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot.

Platinum $2027.40 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Tue.

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