- The Washington Times - Monday, March 30, 2009

CHICAGO (AP) - Agriculture futures dropped in midday trading Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Wheat for May delivery slid 2.25 cents to $5.05 a bushel, while May corn shed 5.75 cents to $3.8125 a bushel and May soybeans lost 11 cents to $9.06. Oats for May delivery were unchanged at $1.955 a bushel

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

April live cattle dropped 0.92 cent to 83.40 cents a pound, while May feeder cattle shed 0.60 cent to 93.70 cents a pound. May pork bellies slid 1.2 cents to 84.70 cents a pound, but April lean hogs gained 0.18 cent to 60.65 cents a pound, and

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