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Mon Jan 14, 2013 01:51 PM CST

CHICAGO (Dow Jones) -- The CME Group lowered its minimum margins on Chicago Board of Trade soybean and wheat futures, exchange officials announced Friday afternoon.

The decreases come on the heels of a drop in prices for both contracts in the past month.

The adjustments were part of the "normal review of market volatility to ensure adequate collateral coverage" and take effect at the close of business Tuesday, according to the exchange. They are as follows (in dollars):

Former Margins New Margins
Initial Maint. Hedge Initial Maint. Hedge
Soybeans 5,063 3,750 3,750 4,590 3,400 3,400
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