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April 23, 2009

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Chicago Board of Trade

Agriculture futures were mixed Wednesday. Wheat for May delivery rose 7.25 cents to $5.1675; May corn slipped 0.5 cent to $3.735; May oats fell 2 cents to $1.8225; and May soybeans jumped 8 cents to $10.46. Beef and pork futures also traded mixed on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. June live cattle edged down 0.12 cent to 83.15 cents; May feeder cattle rose 0.13 cent to 99.4 cents; June lean hogs lost 0.03 cent to 72.37 cents; and May pork bellies gained 0.88 cent to 82.6 cents.

Local markets

As of Wednesday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Association. Ottawa Elevator — Wheat, $5.15; corn, $3.54; milo, $3.04; soybeans, $10.09. Edgerton Elevator — Wheat, $5.15; corn, $3.54; milo, $3.04; soybeans, $10.09. Overbrook Elevator — Wheat, $5.15; corn, $3.54; milo, $3.04; soybeans, $10.09. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $3.54; milo, NA; soybeans, $10.09. Lawrence North Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $3.59; milo, NA; soybeans, $10.14. Lawrence South Elevator — Wheat, $5.15; corn, $3.54; milo, $3.04; soybeans, $10.09. Pauline Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $3.54; milo, $3.04; soybeans, $10.09.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Wed.:

Zinc - $0.6602 per lb., delivered.

Gold - $891.80 troy oz., NY Merc spot Wed.

Silver - $12.300 troy oz., N.-. Merc spot Wed.

Platinum -$1173.10 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Wed.

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