Grains are stated in dollars per bushel or hundredweight (cwt.) except feed grains traded in dollars per ton. National grain report bids are for rail delivery unless truck indicated.

PORTLAND GRAIN

(USDA Market News)

Portland

April 22

CASH SOFT WHITE WHEAT

Pacific Northwest: Bids for U.S. 1 Soft White Wheat, delivered by unit trains and barges for April Portland delivery ended the reporting week on Thursday, April 21, not available due to exporters removing their bids for nearby delivery. April 14 bids were $7.85 to $7.90, mostly $7.88. Some exporters were not issuing bids for April delivery. White club wheat premiums for April delivery were not available for nearby delivery. White club wheat premiums April 14 for nearby delivery were zero to 50 cents, mostly 25 cents per bushel over soft white wheat bids. One year ago bids for U.S. 1 Soft White Wheat for April delivery were $4.80 to $4.85, mostly $4.83. White Club Wheat bids one year ago for April delivery were $4.85 to $7.85, mostly $6.83. April bids for U.S. 1 Soft White wheat began the reporting week on April 14 at mostly $7.88 then rose to mostly $8 on April 17, and held there on April 18. On April 20 and April 21, bids were not available as most exporters were not issuing bids for nearby delivery. Higher Chicago May wheat futures for the week supported bids. There were no new confirmed export sales of white wheat made during the reporting week. Forward month bids for soft white wheat, were as follows: May $7.90 to $8, June $7.95 to $8.10, July $7.80 to $8.10 and August New Crop $8 to $8.05. One year ago, forward month bids for soft white wheat were as follows: May and June $4.70 to $4.85; July $4.85 and August New Crop $4.85 to $4.90.

Outstanding U.S. white wheat export sales as of April 14, for the marketing year beginning June 1, 2010, and ending May 31, 2011, totaled 1,233.4 thousand MT compared to 1,274.6 thousand MT on April 7, and 474.7 thousand MT one year ago. Outstanding white wheat export sales for the 2010-11 marketing year were to the following countries in 1,000 MT: Japan 262.2, Yemen 209.1, South Korea 151.1, Egypt 145.0, Philippines 143.5, Nigeria 38.4, Indonesia 33.5, Taiwan 26.3, Chile 20.0, China 20.0, Singapore 20.0, Malaysia 13.4, Colombia 13.0, Mexico 11.8, Thailand 10.8, Canada 2.7, Vietnam 2.3, Hong Kong 0.7, Burma 0.6 and total unknown 109.0. Accumulated white wheat export shipments as of April 14, in 1,000 MT for the 2010-11 marketing year, totaled 3,933.4 compared to 3,486.5 one year ago.

Outstanding U.S. barley export sales as of April 14, for the marketing year beginning June 1, 2010, and ending May 31, 2011, in 1,000 MT, totaled 4.7 compared to 5.5 on April 7, and 23.6 one year ago. Outstanding barley export sales were to the following countries in 1,000 MT: Canada 4.4, and Taiwan 0.3. Accumulated barley export shipments as of April 14, were 96.1 thousand MT compared to 71.1 one year ago.

COARSE FEEDING GRAINS

Bids for U.S. 2 Barley delivered to the coast in unit trains or barges, and bids for U.S. 2 Barley delivered to the inland feeding areas of Hermiston, Ore., and Yakima, Wash., during April were not well tested. Bids for U.S. 2 Yellow Corn delivered to Portland in single rail cars trended $3.25 to $5.50 per ton lower at $298.25 to $299.25 compared to last Thursday's noon bids of $301.50 to $304.75. Cash corn bids were pressured by the lower Chicago May corn futures for the week. Bids for U.S. 2 Yellow Corn truck delivered to Yakima and Hermiston were not well tested. Bids for U.S. 2 Heavy White Oats for April delivery were $205 in a limited test, which was steady with last week's bids.

CALIFORNIA GRAIN

(USDA Market News)

April 21

Prices in dollars per cwt., bulk Inc.= including; Nom.= nominal; Ltd.= limited; Ind.= indicated; NYE=Not fully estimated.

GRAIN DELIVERED

Mode Destination Price per cwt.

BARLEY - U.S. No. 2 (46-lbs. per bushel)

Truck Petaluma-Santa Rosa $14.95

Stockton-Modesto-Oakdale-Turlock NA

Fresno-Tulare-Corcoran-Coalinga NA

Colusa County NA

Rail Any origin

Stockton-Modesto-Oakdale-Turlock

via Union Pacific and BNSF Ind. $14.50

Tulare - via Union Pacific Ind. $15

CORN - U.S. No. 2 Yellow

Truck Petaluma-Santa Rosa Offer $15.05

Stockton-Modesto-Oakdale-Turlock Offer $15.13

Fresno-Tulare-Corcoran-Coalinga NA

Rail Single Car Units via BNSF

Chino Valley $14.95

Los Angeles $14.95

SORGHUM - U.S. No. 2 Yellow

Rail Los Angeles-Chino Valley

via BNSF Single $14.86

OATS - U.S. No. 2 White

Truck Petaluma-Stockton-Modesto-Turlock $14.50-14.75

Los Angeles-Chino Valley $15.25-15.50

WHEAT - U.S. No. 2 or better - Hard Red Winter

(Domestic Values for Flour Milling) California origin

Los Angeles 13 percent Protein $17.04-17.21

Truck/Rail Los Angeles 12 percent Protein $16.87-17.04

WHEAT - Any Class for Feed

Truck Petaluma-Santa Rosa Bid $14

Stockton-Modesto-Oakdale-Turlock Bid $14

Truck/Rail L.A.-Chino Valley $16-16.50

Prices paid to California farmers, seven-day reporting period ending April 21:

WHEAT, U.S. No. 2 or better, Hard Red Winter Wheat 13 percent Protein

Kings $14.80 AH, May-June del Kings County

Merced-Fresno $13.50-13.75 AH, June FOB Ranch

WHEAT, U.S. No. 2 or better, Hard White Wheat 13 percent Protein

Tulare $14.50 AH, June-July FOB Ranch

YELLOW CORN, U.S. No. 2 or better

Kings $13.42-13.72 AH, September Del Kings County

Sacramento $11.35-11.50 AH, October FOB Ranch

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