- The Washington Times - Monday, April 20, 2009

CHICAGO (AP) - Agriculture futures were mostly lower Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Wheat for May delivery sank 15.5 cents to $5.075 a bushel, while May corn dropped 12 cents to $3.64255 a bushel and May soybeans lost 18.5 cents to $10.325 a bushel. Oats for May delivery were unchanged at $1.89 a bushel.

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

June live cattle shed 1.65 cents to 84.87 cents a pound, while May feeder cattle tumbled 1.37 cents to 98.15 cents a pound. June lean hogs lost 0.62 cent to 73 cents a pound, and May pork bellies sank 2.22 cents to 82.5 cents a pound.

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