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Agriculture futures trade mixed on the CBOT

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[October 17, 2009]    CHICAGO (AP) -- Agriculture futures were mixed Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Wheat for December delivery dropped 6.25 cents to $4.9875 a bushel, while December corn lost 1 cent to $3.72 a bushel and oats for December delivery rose 1.5 cents to $2.515 a bushel. November soybeans slid 5.5 cents to $9.775 a bushel.

Meanwhile, beef futures advanced and pork futures traded lower on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

December live cattle inched up 0.15 cent to 85.8 cents a pound; November feeder cattle gained 0.52 cent to 95.12 cents a pound; December lean hogs fell 0.37 cent to 54.1 cents a pound; and February pork bellies shed 0.4 cent to 81.85 cents a pound.

[Associated Press]

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