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Grain futures fall, livestock prices were mixed

CHICAGO (AP) — Grains futures fell Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Wheat for March delivery fell 22.75 cents to $7.5525 a bushel; March corn fell 7.50 cents to $6.9075 a bushel; March oats fell 12 cents to $3.3550 a bushel; while March soybeans fell 17.25 cents to $13.9225 a bushel.

Beef and pork futures were mixed on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

February live cattle rose 0.07 cent to $1.3237 a pound; March feeder cattle fell 0.37 cent to $1.5390 a pound; February lean hogs rose 0.45 cent to 86.17 cents a pound.

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