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

Bids for grains delivered to Portland, Oregon during May 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. All other wheat bids are for full May delivery. Bids for corn are for 30 day delivery.

July wheat futures trended steady to four cents per bushel lower in early trading compared to Thursday's July closes.

Bids for US 1 Soft White Wheat for May delivery in unit trains or barges were not well tested in early trading, but trended steady to ten cents per bushel lower compared to Thursday's noon bids for May delivery.

Bids for 11.5 percent protein US 1 Hard Red Winter Wheat for May delivery were not well tested in early trading, but bids were indicated as four cents per bushel lower compared to Thursday's noon bids, with pressure coming from the lower Kansas City July wheat futures.

Bids for 14 percent protein non-guaranteed US 1 Dark Northern Spring Wheat for May delivery were not well tested, but bids were indicated as steady to five cents per bushel higher compared to Thursday's noon bids. Higher basis bid by some exporters supported cash prices. Protein scales were down 15 cents per 1/4 percent protein down to 13 percent protein and up five cents per 1/4 percent protein up to 16 percent protein.

Bids for US 2 Yellow Corn delivered to Portland in single rail cars trended 7-1/2 to 8-3/4 cents per cwt higher compared to Thursday's noon bids. Corn bids truck delivered to the Yakima Valley trended 7-1/2 cents per cwt higher compared to Thursday's noon bids. Higher Chicago July corn futures supported bids.

All wheat bids in dollars per bushel

US 1 Soft White Wheat - delivered by Unit Trains and Barges *

May mostly 6.71, ranging 6.60-6.80

Jun 6.60-6.80

Jul 6.50-6.75

Aug NC 6.41-6.65

Sep 6.41-6.69

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US 1 White Club Wheat - delivered by Unit Trains and Barges *

May mostly 6.71, ranging 6.60-6.80

* Not fully established.

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

Ordinary protein 6.24-6.39

10 pct protein 6.24-6.39

11 pct protein 6.79-6.89

11.5 pct protein

May 7.04-7.19

Aug NC 6.73-6.83

12 pct protein 7.24-7.44

13 pct protein 7.64-7.94

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 8.07-8.22

14 pct protein

May 8.67-8.82

Aug 1-10 8.41-8.56

Aug 11-20 8.36-8.56

Aug 21-31 8.31-8.41

15 pct protein 8.87-9.02

16 pct protein 9.07-9.22

* 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 13.3375-13.4125

Rail and Truck del to Willamette Vly NA

Rail del to Yakima Valley NA

Truck del to Yakima Valley 12.6250-13.3750

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US 2 Heavy White Oats in dollars per CWT** 12.50

** Not well tested.

Exporter Bids Portland Rail/Barge Apr 2012

Averages in Dollars per bushel

No. 1 Soft White by Unit Trains or Barges 7.03

No. 1 Hard Red Winter (Ordinary protein) 6.64

No. 1 Hard Red Winter (11.5% protein) 7.52

No. 1 Dark Northern Spring (14% protein) 9.59

Source: USDA Market News Service, Portland, Ore.

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