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Commodities

July 31, 2009

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Chicago Board of Trade

Agriculture futures leapt Thursday. September wheat added 4.75 cents to $5.16, and corn jumped 11.5 cents to $3.32. December oats gained 4 cents to $2.08, and November soybeans soared 55 cents to $9.71. On the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. October live cattle climbed 0.60 cent to 89.85 cents, while August feeder cattle inched up 0.10 cent to $1.02. October lean hogs shed 0.50 cent to 52.60 cents, and August pork bellies dropped 0.55 cent to 61 cents.

Local markets

As of Thursday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Association. Ottawa Elevator — Wheat, $4.90; corn, $2.97; milo, $2.62; soybeans, $10.66. Edgerton Elevator — Wheat, $4.90; corn, $2.97; milo, $2.62; soybeans, $10.66. Overbrook Elevator — Wheat, $4.90; corn, $2.97; milo, $2.62; soybeans, $10.66. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $2.97; milo, NA; soybeans, $10.66. Lawrence North Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $2.97; milo, NA; soybeans, $10.71. Lawrence South Elevator — Wheat, $4.90; corn, $2.97; milo, $2.62; soybeans, $10.66. Pauline Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $2.97; milo, $2.62; soybeans, $10.66.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Thu.:

Zinc - $0.7601 per lb., delivered.

Gold - $934.90 troy oz., NY Merc spot.

Silver - $13.478 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot.

Platinum -$1189.00 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot.

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