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May 14, 2008

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Chicago markets

Agriculture futures traded mixed Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for July delivery fell 9.75 cents to $7.9575 a bushel; July corn fell 7.5 cents to $6.0725; July oats rose 1 cents to $4.11; July soybeans gained 37 cents to $13.795. Beef and pork futures traded higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. April live cattle rose 0.05 cent to 94.35 cents a pound; April cattle added 0.83 cent to $1.0875; May lean hogs rose 1.78 cents to 82.25; May pork bellies advanced 1.2 cents to 80.9.

Local markets

As of Tuesday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Association. Ottawa Elevator - Wheat, $7.80; corn, $5.67; milo, $5.47; soybeans, $13.11. Edgerton Elevator - Wheat, $7.80; corn, $5.67; milo, $5.47; soybeans, $13.11. Overbrook Elevator - Wheat, $7.80; corn, $5.67; milo, $5.47; soybeans, $13.11. Midland Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $5.67; milo, NA; soybeans, $13.11. Lawrence North Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $5.67; milo, NA; soybeans, $13.11. Lawrence South Elevator - Wheat, $7.80; corn, $5.67; milo, $5.47; soybeans, $13.11. Pauline Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $5.67; milo, $5.47; soybeans, $13.11.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Tue.

Aluminum - $1.310 per lb., London Metal Exch. Tue.

Copper - $3.765 N.Y. Merc spot Tue.

Gold - $868.50 troy oz., NY Merc spot Tue.

Silver - $16.763 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Tue.

Platinum -$2173.40 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Tue.

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