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Agriculture futures trade lower on the CBOT

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[February 04, 2010]    CHICAGO (AP) -- Agriculture futures fell Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Wheat for March delivery dropped 17.75 cents to $5.10 a bushel, while March corn slid 9.5 cents to $3.715 a bushel and oats for March delivery sank 15 cents to $2.31 a bushel. March soybeans fell 10 cents to $9.74 a bushel.

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

February live cattle gained 0.7 cent to 87.35 cents a pound; March feeder cattle rose 0.7 cent to 98.65 cents a pound; February lean hogs added 0.92 cent to 69.97 cents a pound; and February pork bellies inched up 0.05 cent to 89.6 cents a pound.

[Associated Press]

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