- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 21, 2009

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

Wheat for July delivery gained 6.75 cents to $5.23 a bushel, while July corn added 2.5 cents to $3.8125 a bushel and July soybeans traded up 9.5 cents to $10.21 a bushel. Oats for May delivery slipped 0.75 cent to $1.81 a bushel.

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

June live cattle added 0.48 cent to 87.85 cents a pound, while May feeder cattle gained 0.93 cent to 99.25 cents a pound. June lean hogs traded 0.45 cent to 72.75 cents a pound, and May pork bellies rose 0.15 cent to 82.2 cents a pound.

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