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 13-1/4 to 16-1/2 cents per bushel lower in early trading compared to Friday'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 10 to 15 cents per bushel lower than Friday's noon bids.

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 15 to 30 cents per bushel lower compared to Friday's noon bids. The lower Kansas City July wheat futures, and a lower basis bid by some exporters pressured bids. Some exporters removed their bids for nearby delivery.

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 13 cents per bushel lower compared to Friday's noon bids. The lower Minneapolis July wheat futures pressured cash bids. Protein scales were down 15 cents per 1/4 percent protein down to 13 percent protein and up five to ten 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 15 cents per cwt lower than Friday's noon bids. Lower Chicago July corn futures pressured cash corn bids. Corn bids truck delivered to the Yakima Valley trended 15 to 16-1/4 cents per cwt lower compared to Friday's noon bids.

All wheat bids in dollars per bushel

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

May mostly 6.88, ranging 6.85-6.90

Jun 6.75-7.00

Jul 6.75-7.00

Aug NC 6.85-7.00

Sep 6.85-7.05

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

May mostly 6.88, ranging 6.85-6.90

* Not fully established.

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

Ordinary protein 6.85-6.90

10 pct protein 6.85-6.90

11 pct protein 7.35-7.50

11.5 pct protein

May 7.60-7.80

Aug NC 7.41-7.59

12 pct protein 7.80-8.00

13 pct protein 8.20-8.60

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 8.48-8.53

14 pct protein

May 9.08-9.13

Aug 1-10 8.77-8.97

Aug 11-20 8.77-8.97

Aug 21-31 8.67-8.77

15 pct protein 9.28-9.53

16 pct protein 9.48-9.93

* 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 12.9500-12.9625

Rail and Truck del to Willamette Vly NA

Rail del to Yakima Valley NA

Truck del to Yakima Valley 12.5875-13.0125

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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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