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Commodities

March 10, 2009

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Chicago Board of Trade

Agriculture futures traded mixed Monday. Wheat for May delivery lost 3.75 cents to $5.2325; May corn rose 4 cents to $3.655; May oats gained 1.5 cents to $1.8425; and May soybeans lost 2 cents to $8.65. Beef futures were higher and pork futures fell on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. April live cattle rose 0.75 cent to 83.2 cents; April feeder cattle inched up 0.3 cent to 90.92 cents; April lean hogs slipped 0.08 cent to 62.42 cents; and May pork bellies fell 2.48 cents to 80.72 cents.

Local markets

As of Monday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Association. Ottawa Elevator — Wheat, $5.05; corn, $3.41; milo, $2.76; soybeans, $8.40. Edgerton Elevator — Wheat, $5.05; corn, $3.41; milo, $2.76; soybeans, $8.40. Overbrook Elevator — Wheat, $5.05; corn, $3.41; milo, $2.76; soybeans, $8.40. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $3.41; milo, NA; soybeans, $8.40. Lawrence North Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $3.46; milo, NA; soybeans, $8.45. Lawrence South Elevator — Wheat, $5.05; corn, $3.41; milo, $2.76; soybeans, $8.40. Pauline Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $3.41; milo, $2.76; soybeans, $8.40.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Mon.:

Aluminum -$0.5950 per lb., N.Y. Merc.

Copper $1.6295 N.Y. Merc.

Gold - $917.70 troy oz., N.Y. Merc.

Silver - $12.950 troy oz., N.Y. Merc.

Platinum -$1073.90 troy oz., N.Y. Merc.

Zinc - $0.5801 per lb., delivered.

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