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February 20, 2013 04:17 PM EST | AP

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CHICAGO — Grains futures rose Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Wheat for March delivery added 6 1/4 cents to $7.38 1/2 a bushel; March corn rose 5 1/4 cents to $7.00 1/2 a bushel; March oats jumped 10 cents to $3.87 3/4 a bushel; while March soybeans gained 12 1/2 cents to $14.82 3/4 a bushel.

Beef and pork futures fell on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

April live cattle dropped 1.33 cent to $1.251 a pound; March feeder cattle shed 2.45 cents to $1.4072 a pound; April lean hogs dipped 0.1 cent to 82.95 cents a pound.