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Agriculture futures trade mixed on the CBOT

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[December 24, 2009]    CHICAGO (AP) -- Agriculture futures were mixed Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Wheat for March delivery gained 6 cents to $5.29 a bushel, while March corn rose 6 cents to $4.0475 a bushel and oats for March delivery slipped 0.5 cent to $2.585 a bushel. January soybeans jumped 10.25 cents to $10.0125 a bushel.

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

February live cattle edged up 0.7 cent to 85.37 cents a pound; January feeder cattle climbed 1.03 cents to 95.45 cents a pound; February lean hogs added 0.92 cent to 65.67 cents a pound; and February pork bellies lost 0.2 cent to 87.9 cents a pound.

[Associated Press]

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