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[October 14, 2009]    CHICAGO (AP) -- Agriculture futures were mostly lower Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Wheat for December delivery edged up 0.5 cent to $4.9475 a bushel; December corn slipped 3.75 cents to $3.775 a bushel; November soybeans lost 6 cents to $9.93 a bushel; and oats for December delivery slipped 0.5 cent to $2.5425 a bushel.

Meanwhile, beef and pork futures fell on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

December live cattle shed 0.50 cent to 84.80 cents a pound; November feeder cattle dropped 0.52 cent to 93.65 cents a pound; December lean hogs lost 0.92 cent to 52.90 cents a pound; and February pork bellies fell 1.90 cents to 83 cents a pound.

[Associated Press]

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