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March 19, 2008

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Chicago Board of Trade

Agriculture futures traded higher Tuesday on Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery rose 32.5 cents to $11.64; May corn added 8 cents to $5.4725; May oats gained 5.5 cents to $3.78; May soybeans climbed 4.25 cents to $13.07. Beef futures traded higher and pork futures, lower on Chicago Mercantile Exchange. April live cattle gained 1.73 cents to 90.95 cents; March feeder cattle rose 0.35 cent to 99.45; April lean hogs slipped 0.35 cent to 55.57; March pork bellies fell 2.40 cents to 75.70.

Local markets

As of Tuesday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator - Wheat, $11.53; corn, $5.07; milo, $4.97; soybeans, $11.87. Edgerton Elevator - Wheat, $11.53; corn, $5.07; milo, $4.97; soybeans, $11.87. Overbrook Elevator - Wheat, $11.53; corn, $5.07; milo, $4.97; soybeans, $11.87. Midland Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $5.07; milo, NA; soybeans, $11.87. Lawrence North Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $5.07; milo, NA; soybeans, $11.87. Lawrence South Elevator - Wheat, $11.53; corn, $5.07; milo, $4.97; soybeans, $11.87. Pauline Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $5.07; milo, $4.97; soybeans, $11.87.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Tuesday:

Gold -$1003.20 troy oz., NY Merc spot Tue.

Silver - $19.890 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Tue.

Platinum $1943.00 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Tue.

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