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Wheat, corn, oats, soybeans advance on the CBOT

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[March 18, 2010]    CHICAGO (AP) -- Agriculture futures advanced Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

InsuranceWheat for May delivery jumped 9 cents to $4.96 a bushel, while May corn climbed 7.25 cents to $3.74 a bushel and oats for May delivery rose 7 cents to $2.25 a bushel. May soybeans surged 14 cents to $9.59 a bushel.

Meanwhile, beef futures traded higher and pork futures were mixed on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

April live cattle added 0.68 cent to 96.15 cents a pound; April feeder cattle gained 0.42 cent to $1.0627 a pound; April lean hogs slipped 0.15 cent to 71.6 cents a pound; and May pork bellies edged up 1.2 cents to 92.25 cents a pound.

[Associated Press]

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