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Commodities

December 18, 2009

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Chicago Board of Trade

Agriculture futures fell Thursday. Wheat for March delivery dropped 18.75 cents to $5.185, while March corn slid 13.25 cents to $3.97 and oats for March delivery edged down 3.12 cents to $2.59. January soybeans plummeted 37.5 cents to $10.22. On the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, February live cattle lost 0.35 cent to 84.55 cents; January feeder cattle rose 1.12 cents to 93.97 cents; February lean hogs shed 1.27 cents to 65.55 cents; and February pork bellies fell 2.55 cents to 88 cents.

Local markets

As of Thursday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Association. Ottawa Elevator — Wheat, $4.20; corn, $3.42; milo, $3.12; soybeans, $9.57. Edgerton Elevator — Wheat, $4.20; corn, $3.42; milo, $3.12; soybeans, $9.57. Overbrook Elevator — Wheat, $4.20; corn, $3.42; milo, $3.12; soybeans, $9.57. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $3.42; milo, NA; soybeans, $9.57. Lawrence North Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $3.42; milo, NA; soybeans, $9.57. Lawrence South Elevator — Wheat, $4.20; corn, $3.42; milo, $3.12; soybeans, $9.57. Pauline Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $3.49; milo, $3.12; soybeans, $9.64.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Thu.:

Zinc - $1.0752 per lb., delivered.

Gold - $1106.80 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot.

Silver - $17.180 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot.

Platinum - $1425.90 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot.

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