CHICAGO (AP) -- Grains futures traded lower Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Wheat for May delivery fell 16.75 cents to $7.42 a bushel; May corn fell 12.50 cents to $6.8850 a bushel; May oats were down 10.50 cents at $3.5650 a bushel; while soybeans for May delivery fell 7 cents to $13.42 a bushel.

Beef and pork traded lower or flat on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

April live cattle edged down 0.32 cent to $1.1720 a pound; April feeder cattle fell 0.97 cent to $1.3355 a pound; April lean hogs dropped 0.70 cent to 89.05 cents a pound; while March pork bellies remained unchanged at $1.1700 a pound.

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