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May 9, 2008

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Chicago markets

Agriculture futures mostly traded higher Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for July delivery rose 14.5 cents to $8.22; July corn added 17.75 cents to $6.3075; July oats fell 1 cent to $4.145; July soybeans gained 3 cents to $13.12. Beef and pork futures traded higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. April live cattle rose 1.83 cents to 93.65 cents; April cattle added 1.05 cents to $1.0677; May lean hogs rose 1.50 cents to 79.37 cents; May pork bellies added 2.4 cents to 78.7 cents.

Local markets

As of Thursday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Association. Ottawa Elevator - Wheat, $8.13; corn, $5.90; milo, $5.70; soybeans, $12.50. Edgerton Elevator - Wheat, $8.13; corn, $5.90; milo, $5.70; soybeans, $12.50. Overbrook Elevator - Wheat, $8.13; corn, $5.90; milo, $5.70; soybeans, $12.50. Midland Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $5.90; milo, NA; soybeans, $12.50. Lawrence North Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $5.90; milo, NA; soybeans, $12.50. Lawrence South Elevator - Wheat, $8.13; corn, $5.90; milo, $5.70; soybeans, $12.50. Pauline Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $5.90; milo, $5.70; soybeans, $12.50.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Thu.

Aluminum - $1.289 per lb., London Metal Exch. Thu.

Zinc - $1.0511 per lb., delivered.

Gold - $880.60 troy oz., NY Merc spot Thu.

Silver - $16.794 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Thu.

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