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May 2, 2008

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Chicago markets

Agriculture futures traded mixed Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for July delivery fell 11 cents to $7.90; July corn rose 5 cents to $6.1725; July oats added 19.5 cents to $4.075; July soybeans declined 43 cents to $12.71.

On the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, June live cattle fell 2.02 cents to 91.45 cents; May cattle lost 1.02 cents to $1.0495; May lean hogs fell 1.2 cents to 72.55 cents; May pork bellies slipped 0.95 cent to 74.45 cents.

Local markets

As of Thursday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Association. Ottawa Elevator - Wheat, $7.85; corn, $5.72; milo, $5.57; soybeans, $12.16. Edgerton Elevator - Wheat, $7.85; corn, $5.72; milo, $5.57; soybeans, $12.16. Overbrook Elevator - Wheat, $7.85; corn, $5.72; milo, $5.57; soybeans, $12.16. Midland Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $5.72; milo, NA; soybeans, $12.16. Lawrence North Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $5.72; milo, NA; soybeans, $12.16. Lawrence South Elevator - Wheat, $7.85; corn, $5.72; milo, $5.57; soybeans, $12.16. Pauline Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $5.72; milo, $5.57; soybeans, $12.16.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Thu.

Aluminum -$1.270 per lb., London Metal Exch. Thu.

Copper $3.7255 N.Y. Merc spot Thu.

Gold - $848.90 troy oz., NY Merc spot Thu.

Silver - $16.121 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Thu.

Platinum -$1934.00 troy oz., N.Y. (contract).

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