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March 20, 2008

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Chicago Board of Trade

Agriculture futures traded lower Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery lost 90 cents to $10.74 a bushel; May corn fell 20 cents to $5.2725; May oats shed 20 cents to $3.58; May soybeans declined 50 cents to $12.57. Beef and pork futures traded lower on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. April live cattle fell 0.43 cent to 90.52 cents a pound; March feeder cattle shed 0.10 cent to 99.35 cents; April lean hogs lost 0.52 cent to 55.05 cents; March pork bellies dropped 1.20 cents to 74.50 cents.

Local markets

As of Wednesday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator - Wheat, $10.63; corn, $4.87; milo, $4.77; soybeans, $11.37. Edgerton Elevator - Wheat, $10.63; corn, $4.87; milo, $4.77; soybeans, $11.37. Overbrook Elevator - Wheat, $10.63; corn, $4.87; milo, $4.77; soybeans, $11.37. Midland Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $4.87; milo, NA; soybeans, $11.37. Lawrence North Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $4.87; milo, NA; soybeans, $11.37. Lawrence South Elevator - Wheat, $10.63; corn, $4.87; milo, $4.77; soybeans, $11.37. Pauline Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $4.87; milo, $4.77; soybeans, $11.37.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Wednesday:

Zinc - $1.1672 per lb., delivered.

Gold - $958.50 Handy & Harman (only daily quote).

Silver - $18.400 Handy & Harman (only daily quote).

Platinum - $1862.00 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Wed.

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