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May 7, 2008

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Chicago markets

Agriculture futures traded mostly higher Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for July delivery added 12.5 cents to $8.18; July corn rose 12.25 cents to $6.0625; July oats gained 9.5 cents to $4.195; July soybeans fell 9 cents to $12.77. Beef and pork futures traded higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. June live cattle rose 0.62 cent to 91.82 cents; May feeder cattle gained 0.30 cent to $1.0555; May lean hogs added 1.85 cent to 76.82 cents; May pork bellies rose 1.95 cents to 75.8 cents.

Local markets

As of Tuesday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Association. Ottawa Elevator - Wheat, $8.09; corn, $5.66; milo, $5.46; soybeans, $12.22. Edgerton Elevator - Wheat, $8.09; corn, $5.66; milo, $5.46; soybeans, $12.22. Overbrook Elevator - Wheat, $8.09; corn, $5.66; milo, $5.46; soybeans, $12.22. Midland Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $5.66; milo, NA; soybeans, $12.22. Lawrence North Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $5.66; milo, NA; soybeans, $12.22. Lawrence South Elevator - Wheat, $8.09; corn, $5.66; milo, $5.46; soybeans, $12.22. Pauline Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $5.66; milo, $5.46; soybeans, $12.22.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Tue.

Aluminum -$1.317 per lb., London Metal Exch. Tue.

Copper - $4.0410 N.Y. Merc spot Tue.

Lead - $2573.00 metric ton, London Metal Exch.

Zinc - $1.0330 per lb., delivered.

Gold - $876.00 troy oz., NY Merc spot Tue.

Silver - $16.780 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Tue.

Platinum -$1924.00 troy oz., N.Y. (contract).

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