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

Bids for grains delivered to Portland, Ore., during November 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 November delivery. Bids for corn are for 30 day delivery.

December wheat futures trended three to eight cents per bushel higher than Wednesday's closes. March Minneapolis wheat futures were 4.50 cents per bushel higher than Wednesday's closes, and March Kansas City wheat futures were eight cents per bushel higher compared to Wednesday's closes.

Bids for US 1 Soft White Wheat for November delivery in unit trains or barges were not available in early trading, as most exporters were not issuing bids for nearby delivery.

Bids for 11.5 percent protein US 1 Hard Red Winter Wheat for November delivery were not fully established in early trading, but were indicated as eight to 18 cents per bushel higher compared to Wednesday's noon bids for November delivery. Higher Kansas City December and March wheat futures supported cash bids.

Bids for 14 percent protein non-guaranteed US 1 Dark Northern Spring Wheat for November delivery were not available in early trading as most exporters were not issuing bids for nearby delivery.

Bids for US 2 Yellow Corn delivered to Portland in single rail cars for domestic use trended 13.75 cents per cwt higher compared to Wednesday's noon bids. Corn bids truck delivered to the Yakima Valley trended 13.75 to 15 cents per cwt higher compared to Wednesday's noon bids. Higher Chicago December corn futures supported cash corn bids.

All wheat bids in dollars per bushel

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

Nov NA

Dec 8.7575-8.8075

Jan 8.7000-8.9500

Feb 8.7000-8.9500

Mar 8.7000-9.0000

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

Nov NA

*Not fully established.

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

Ordinary protein 9.4425-9.5625

10 pct protein 9.4425-9.5625

11 pct protein 9.6425-9.7625

11.5 pct protein

Nov 9.7425-9.8625

12 pct protein 9.7925-9.8925

13 pct protein 9.8925-9.9525

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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) *

13 pct protein NA

14 pct protein

Nov NA

15 pct protein NA

16 pct protein NA

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US 2 Yellow Corn in dollars per CWT

Domestic-single rail cars

Delivered full coast-BN NA

Delivered to Portland 15.4250-15.5500

Rail and Truck del to Willamette Vly NA

Rail del to Yakima Valley NA

Truck del to Yakima Valley 14.9250-15.3250

US 2 Heavy White Oats in dollars per CWT ** 13.2500

** Not well tested.

Exporter Bids Portland Rail/Barge Oct 2012

Averages in Dollars per bushel

US 1 Soft White by Unit Trains and Barges 8.7500

US 1 Hard Red Winter (Ordinary protein) 9.3900

US 1 Hard Red Winter (11.5% protein) 9.6600

US 1 Dark Northern Spring (14% protein) 10.1700

Source: USDA Market News Service, Portland, OR

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