CHICAGO— Grain futures were lower Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for March delivery was 7.5 cents lower at $4.80 a bushel; March corn was off 3.75 cents to $3.69 a bushel; March oats were 2.25 cents lower at $2.3450 a bushel; while January soybeans lost 2.25 cents to 8.73 a bushel. February live cattle was. 60 cent higher at $1.3372 a pound;...» Read More
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