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Agriculture futures trade lower on the CBOT

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[March 12, 2009]  CHICAGO (AP) -- Agriculture futures fell Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Wheat for May delivery sank 24.5 cents to $5.0825 a bushel; May corn fell 11 cents to $3.645 a bushel; May oats lost 6.75 cents to $1.8175 a bushel; and May soybeans dropped 15 cents to $8.62 a bushel.

Beef futures were lower and pork futures traded mixed on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

April live cattle lost 0.32 cent to 82.55 cents a pound; April feeder cattle fell 0.4 cent to 90.35 cents a pound; April lean hogs slipped 0.2 cent to 60.32 cents a pound; and May pork bellies gained 1 cent to 82.5 cents a pound.

[Associated Press]

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