- The Washington Times - Friday, March 20, 2009

CHICAGO (AP) - Agriculture futures were mixed in midday trading Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Wheat for May delivery shed 4.25 cents to $5.51 a bushel and May corn dipped 0.5 cent to $3.96 a bushel, while May soybeans rose 2.5 cents to $9.43 a bushel. May oats were unchanged at $2.01 a bushel.

Beef and pork futures mostly rose on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

April live cattle gained 0.45 cent to 85.20 cents a pound, while May feeder cattle added 0.33 cent to 96.05 cents a pound. April lean hogs rose 0.45 cent to 62.50 cents a pound, but May pork bellies dopped 1.55 cents to 90.20 cents a pound.

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