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Commodities

March 18, 2009

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Chicago Board of Trade

Agriculture futures were mixed Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery rose 8.25 cents to $5.525; May corn lost 1 cent to $3.905; May oats gained 4.5 cents to $1.93; and May soybeans rose 2 cents to $9.13. Beef and pork futures also traded mixed on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. April live cattle slipped 0.15 cent to 84.3 cents; May feeder cattle inched up 0.62 cent to 94.32 cents; April lean hogs fell 0.6 cent to 62.15 cents; and May pork bellies rose 1 cent to 89.5 cents.

Local markets

As of Monday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Association. Ottawa Elevator — Wheat, $5.40; corn, $3.66; milo, $3.11; soybeans, $8.93. Edgerton Elevator — Wheat, $5.40; corn, $3.66; milo, $3.11; soybeans, $8.93. Overbrook Elevator — Wheat, $5.40; corn, $3.66; milo, $3.11; soybeans, $8.93. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $3.66; milo, NA; soybeans, $8.93. Lawrence North Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $3.71; milo, NA; soybeans, $8.98. Lawrence South Elevator — Wheat, $5.40; corn, $3.66; milo, $3.11; soybeans, $8.93. Pauline Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $3.66; milo, $3.11; soybeans, $8.93.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Tue.:

Zinc - $0.5828 per lb., delivered.

Gold - $916.40 troy oz., NY Merc spot Tue.

Silver - $12.685 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Tue.

Platinum -$1056.20 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Tue.

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