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Agriculture futures, livestock prices trade mixed

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[March 23, 2010]    CHICAGO (AP) -- Agriculture futures were mixed Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

HardwareWheat for May delivery added 2.25 cents to $4.86 a bushel; May corn shed 1.5 cents to $3.73 a bushel; May soybeans gained 2.75 cents to $9.645 a bushel; and May oats were flat at $2.245 a bushel.

Meanwhile, beef futures fell as pork prices rose on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

June live cattle shed 0.27 cent to 94.85 cents a pound; May feeder cattle slipped 0.05 cent to $110.32 cents a pound; June lean hogs gained 0.55 cent to 83.12 cents a pound; and May pork bellies climbed 1.53 cents to 95 cents a pound.

[Associated Press]

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