Bids as of 9:30 a.m.; subject to change.

Bids for grains delivered to Portland, Oregon during April by rail or barge, in dollars per bushel, except oats, corn and barley, in dollars per cwt. Bids for soft white wheat are for delivery periods as specified. All other wheat and barley bids are for full April delivery. Bids for corn are for 30 day delivery.

July wheat futures in midday trading trended mixed, from 1/2 of a cent lower to 3-3/4 cents per bushel higher than Thursday's closes.

Bids for US 1 Soft White Wheat for April delivery were not fully established in early trading but bids were indicated as mixed, from five cents lower to five cents per bushel higher compared to Thursday's noon bids in early trading.

Bids for 11.5 percent protein US 1 Hard Red Winter Wheat for April delivery were not fully established in early trading but were indicated as steady to eight cents per bushel higher in reaction to the higher Kansas City July wheat futures and a higher basis bid by some exporters.

Bids for 14 percent protein non-guaranteed US 1 Dark Northern Spring Wheat for April delivery were also not fully established in early trading but were indicated as mixed, from six cents lower to four cents per bushel higher, supported by the higher Minneapolis July wheat futures.

Bids for US 2 barley for April delivery were not well tested.

Bids for US 2 Yellow Corn trended 6-1/4 cents per cwt higher in early trading compared to Thursday's noon bids in reaction to the higher Chicago July corn futures.

All wheat bids in dollars per bushel

US 1 Soft White Wheat - Any protein - Rail/Barge delivered *

Apr $ 4.90

May $ 4.90

Jun $ 4.90

Jul $ 4.80 -4.90

Aug NC $ 4.90

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US 1 Soft White Wheat & White Club Wheat - ***MAXIMUM 10.5% protein***

Exporters are no longer bidding a premium for maximum 10.5% protein.

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US 1 White Club Wheat - Any protein - Rail/Barge delivered *

Apr $ 7.90

* Not fully established.

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US 1 Hard Red Winter Wheat - (Exporter bids-falling numbers of 300 or better) *

Ordinary protein $ 4.88 -4.96

10 pct protein $ 4.88 -4.96

11 pct protein $ 5.26 -5.28

11.5 pct protein

Apr $ 5.41 -5.48

Aug NC $ 5.37 -5.42

12 pct protein $ 5.51 -5.56

13 pct protein $ 5.84 -5.91

13 pct protein- NA

Milling Quality Montana Origin

* Not fully established.

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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) *

12 pct protein NA

13 pct protein $ 5.51 -5.53

14 pct protein

Apr $ 6.71 -6.73

Aug NC $ 6.24 -6.47

15 pct protein $ 7.71 -7.73

16 pct protein $ 8.71 -8.73

* Not fully established.

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US 2 Barley in dollars per CWT

Unit trains & Barges-export (45 lbs.) * NA

Merchandiser Bids-Single rail cars-domestic (48 lbs. or better)

Delivered to Portland NA

Delivered to inland feeding areas NA

FOB inland Country Elevators NA

* Not fully established.

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US 2 Yellow Corn in dollars per CWT

Domestic-single rail cars

Delivered full coast-BN NA

Delivered to Portland $8.5125 -8.5500

Rail and Truck del to Willamette Vly NA

Rail del to Yakima Valley NA

Truck del to Yakima Valley $8.3000 -8.8875

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US 2 Heavy White Oats in dollars per CWT** $7.0000

** Not well tested.

Exporter Bids Portland Rail/Barge Mar 2010

Averages in Dollars per bushel

No. 1 Soft White $4.64

No. 1 Hard Red Winter (Ordinary protein) $4.60

No. 1 Hard Red Winter (11.5% protein) $5.28

No. 1 Dark Northern Spring (14% protein) $6.83

No. 2 Barley NA

Source: USDA Market News Service, Portland, Ore.

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