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Grain futures mixed, meat prices fall

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February 21, 2013 04:07 PM EST | AP

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CHICAGO — Grains futures traded mixed Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Wheat for March delivery slid 17 1/4 cents to $7.21 1/4 a bushel; March corn dropped 9 3/4 cents to $6.90 3/4 a bushel; March oats added 1 3/4 cent to $3.89 1/2 a bushel; while March soybeans gained 5 cents to $14.87 3/4 a bushel.

Beef and pork futures fell on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

April live cattle dropped 0.4 cent to $1.2782 a pound; March feeder cattle shed 0.02 cents to $1.407 a pound; April lean hogs dipped 0.58 cent to 82.37 cents a pound.