CHICAGO (AP) -- Agriculture futures fell Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Wheat for December delivery dropped 2.5 cents to $4.575 a bushel; December corn shed 1.5 cents to $3.2875 a bushel; November soybeans tumbled 10.5 cents to $9.10 a bushel; and oats for December delivery lost 2 cents to $2.14 a bushel.

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

October live cattle slid 0.48 cent to 85.97 cents a pound; October feeder cattle dropped 0.37 cent to 97.50 cents a pound; October lean hogs shed 0.72 cent to 50.20 cents a pound; while February pork bellies added 0.43 cent to 80.60 cents a pound.

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