Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Aug. 20, USDA Market News
Bids for grains delivered to Portland, Oregon during August by unit trains and barges, in dollars per bushel, except oats, corn and barley, in dollars per cwt. Bids for soft white wheat are for delivery periods as specified. Hard red winter wheat and dark northern spring wheat bids are for full August delivery. Bids for corn are for 30 day delivery.
In early trading September wheat futures trended three to 6.75 to 9.25 cents per bushel lower than Tuesday’s closes.
Bids for US 1 Soft White Wheat for August delivery in unit trains or barges were not fully established in early trading but bids were indicated as 0.75 of a cent to 9.00 cents per bushel higher compared to Tuesday’s noon bids for the same delivery period. The lower Chicago September wheat futures were offset by a higher basis bid by some exporters which supported cash bids.
Bids for 11.5 percent protein US 1 Hard Red Winter Wheat for August delivery were not fully established in early trading, but were indicated as 7.75 to 12.75 cents per bushel lower than Tuesday’s noon bids for the same delivery period. Bids were pressured by the lower Kansas City September wheat futures.
Bids for 14 percent protein non-guaranteed US 1 Dark Northern Spring
Wheat for August delivery were not fully established in early trading but were indicated as 6.75 cents lower compared to Tuesday’s noon bids. The lower Minneapolis September wheat futures pressured cash bids.
Bids for US 2 Yellow Corn delivered to Portland and the Yakima Valley were not available.
All wheat bids in dollars per bushel
US 1 Soft White Wheat - delivered by Unit Trains and Barges
Aug NC mostly 6.8375, ranging 6.7675-7.0000
US 1 White Club Wheat - delivered by Unit Trains and Barges
Aug NC mostly 7.7750, ranging 7.5175-8.0000
Not fully established.
US 1 Hard Red Winter Wheat - (Exporter bids-falling numbers of 300 or
Ordinary protein 6.9475-7.0475
10 pct protein 6.9475-7.0475
11 pct protein 7.0275-7.1275
11.5 pct protein
Aug NC 7.0675-7.1675
12 pct protein 7.0675-7.1675
13 pct protein 7.0675-7.1675
US 1 Dark Northern Spring Wheat (with a minimum of 300 falling numbers, a maximum
of 0.5 part per million vomitoxin, and a maximum of one percent total damage)
13 pct protein 7.1000-7.5000
14 pct protein
Aug NC 7.5000-7.9000
15 pct protein 7.7000-8.1000
16 pct protein 7.9000-8.3000
US 2 Yellow Corn in dollars per CWT
Domestic-single rail cars
Delivered full coast-BN NA
Delivered to Portland NA
Rail and Truck del to Willamette Vly NA
Rail del to Yakima Valley NA
Truck del to Yakima Valley NA
US 2 Heavy White Oats in dollars per CWT 14.5000
Not well tested.
Exporter Bids Portland Rail/Barge Jul 2014
Averages in Dollars per bushel
US 1 Soft White by Unit Trains and Barges 6.6900
US 1 Hard Red Winter (Ordinary protein) 7.3100
US 1 Hard Red Winter (11.5% protein) 7.4200
US 1 Dark Northern Spring (14% protein) 8.1800
Source: USDA Market News Service, Portland, OR
Robert Eaton 503-326-2237 Portland.LPGMNams.usda.gov
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