Bids as of 11:30 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 closed five to 7-1/2 cents per bushel higher compared to Wednesday's closes.

Bids for US 1 Soft White Wheat for April Portland delivery trended five cents per bushel higher than Wednesday's noon bids.

Bids for 11.5 percent protein US 1 Hard Red Winter Wheat for April delivery trended one to eight cents per bushel higher than Wednesday's noon bids. Higher Kansas City July wheat futures supported bids.

Bids for 14 percent protein US 1 Dark Northern Spring Wheat for April delivery were three to five cents per bushel higher supported by higher Minneapolis July wheat futures.

Bids for US 2 Barley for April delivery were not available as exporters were not issuing bids for April delivery.

Bids for US 2 Yellow Corn delivered to Portland via single rail cars trended 8-3/4 to ten cents per cwt higher in response to the higher Chicago July corn futures. Corn bids truck delivered to the Yakima Valley were also 8-3/4 to ten cents per cwt higher due to the higher corn futures.

All wheat bids in Dollars per bushel

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

Apr mostly $ 4.88 , ranging $4.85 -4.95 up 5

May $4.75 -4.95 unch-up 5

Jun $4.75 -4.95 unch-up 5

Jul $4.85 -4.95 up 5

Aug NC $4.85 -4.95 unch-up 5

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

Exporters are no longer bidding premiums for maximum 10.5% protein SWW.

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

Apr mostly $ 6.88 , ranging $4.85 -7.95 dn 5-up 10

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

Ordinary protein mostly $ 4.84 , ranging $4.73 -4.93 up 16-up 13

10 pct protein mostly $ 4.84 , ranging $4.73 -4.93 up 16-up 13

11 pct protein $5.13 -5.28 up 6-up 8

11.5 pct protein

Apr mostly $ 5.41 , ranging $5.33 -5.48 up 1-up 8

Aug NC $5.34 -5.49 up 5

12 pct protein $5.43 -5.63 up 1-up 8

13 pct protein mostly $ 5.81 , ranging $5.63 -5.93 up 1-up 8

13 pct protein- NA

Milling Quality Montana Origin

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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 $5.47 -5.49 up 3-dn 3

14 pct protein

Apr mostly $ 6.71 , ranging $6.67 -6.79 up 3-up 5

Aug NC $6.40 -6.46 up 6

15 pct protein $7.49 -7.99 up 5

16 pct protein $8.29 -9.19 up 5

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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

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US 2 Yellow Corn in dollars per CWT

Domestic-single rail cars

Delivered full coast-BN NA

Delivered to Portland $8.4500 -8.4875 up 8.75-up 10

Rail and Truck del to Willamette Vly NA

Rail del to Yakima Valley NA

Truck del to Yakima Valley $8.2375 -8.8250 up 10-up 8.75

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

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Exporter Bids Portland Rail/Barge Mar 2010

Averages in Dollars per bushel

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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

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Source: USDA Market News Service, Portland, Ore.

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