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March 27, 2009

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Chicago Board of Trade:

Agriculture futures were mixed Thursday. Wheat for May delivery rose 6.5 cents to $5.145; May corn gained 5 cents to $3.9075; May oats rose 3.5 cents $1.97; and May soybeans fell 7 cents to $9.44. Beef and pork futures fell on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. April live cattle slipped 0.35 cent to 84.27 cents; May feeder cattle lost 0.42 cent to 94.95 cents; April lean hogs fell 0.73 cent to 60.52 cents; and May pork bellies edged down 3 cents to 85 cents.

Local markets

As of Thursday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Association. Ottawa Elevator — Wheat, $5.00; corn, $3.68; milo, $3.13; soybeans, $9.14. Edgerton Elevator — Wheat, $5.00; corn, $3.68; milo, $3.13; soybeans, $9.14. Overbrook Elevator — Wheat, $5.00; corn, $3.68; milo, $3.13; soybeans, $9.14. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $3.68; milo, NA; soybeans, $9.14. Lawrence North Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $3.73; milo, NA; soybeans, $9.19. Lawrence South Elevator — Wheat, $5.00; corn, $3.68; milo, $3.13; soybeans, $9.14. Pauline Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $3.68; milo, $3.13; soybeans, $9.14.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Thu.:

Zinc - $0.5853 per lb., delivered.

Gold - $939.60 troy oz., NY Merc spot Thu.

Silver - $13.607 troy oz., N.-. Merc spot Thu.

Platinum -$1161.20 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Thu.

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