Agriculture futures, livestock prices rise

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Posted: Nov 25, 2009 4:04 PM

Agriculture futures traded higher Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Wheat for March delivery rose 18 cents to $5.715 a bushel; March corn added 16 cents to $4.08 a bushel; March oats inched up 0.50 cent to $2.715 a bushel; and January soybeans gained 8.5 cents to $10.545 a bushel.

Meanwhile, beef and pork futures advanced on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

February live cattle added 0.25 cent to 85.75 cents a pound; January feeder cattle inched up 0.08 cent to 93.30 cents a pound; December lean hogs gained 0.80 cent to 59.42 cents a pound; and February pork bellies rose 0.30 cent to 86.97 cents a pound.