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Grain futures mixed in Chicago

Feb. 6, 2013 at 6:58 PM

CHICAGO, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Grain futures prices were mixed on the Chicago Board of Trade Wednesday with the dollar index rising 0.28 percent on the International Exchange.

Corn was off 6 1/2 to off 9 1/2, soybeans were off 8 to off 9 1/4, wheat was up 2 to up 5 and oats were up 6 to up 11 1/2.

Corn prices shifted lower with pressure from a stronger dollar. Wheat futures made modest gains with traders considering Russia lifting a 5 percent import duty. Soybean futures dropped with traders expecting a bearish Supply and Demand report at the end of the week.

The prices:

Corn: Mar 7.22 1/2 off 6 1/2, May 7.24 off 6 3/4, Jly 7.14 3/4 off 7 1/4, Sep 6.03 1/2 off 9 1/2.

Soybeans: Mar 14.87 1/2 off 8, May 14.77 1/4 off 8 1/2, Jly 14.68 1/2 off 8, Aug 14.39 1/2 off 9 1/4.

Wheat: Mar 7.61 1/2 up 4, May 7.69 1/4 up 5, Jly 7.72 1/4 up 3 3/4, Sep 7.82 1/4 up 2.

Oats: Mar 3.77 3/4 up 11 1/2, May 3.76 3/4 up 9, Jly 3.75 1/4 up 6, Sep 3.74 1/2 up 6.

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