Bids as of 11:30 a.m.; subject to change.

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

July wheat futures closed 1/2 of a cent to 2 cents per bushel lower compared to Monday's closes.

Bids for US 1 Soft White Wheat for May Portland delivery trended steady to ten cents per bushel higher compared to Monday's noon bids. Bids were higher despite the lower Chicago July wheat futures.

Bids for 11.5 percent protein US 1 Hard Red Winter Wheat for May delivery were two cents per bushel lower than Monday's noon bids in lining up with the lower Kansas City July wheat futures.

Bids for 14 percent protein US 1 Dark Northern Spring Wheat for May delivery trended one cent per bushel lower than Monday's noon bids in reaction to the lower Minneapolis July spring wheat futures.

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

Bids for US 2 Yellow Corn were 6-1/4 to 11-1/4, mostly 6-1/4 cents per cwt higher than Monday's noon bids due to higher Chicago July corn futures. Corn bids truck delivered to the Yakima Valley were also supported by a higher basis bid by some corn traders.

All wheat bids in Dollars per bushel

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

May mostly $ 4.77 , ranging $4.75 -4.80 up 10-unch

Jun $4.75 -4.80 up 5-unch

Jul $4.70 -4.78 unch-up 3

Aug NC $4.70 -4.75 unch

Sep $4.75 -4.85 unch

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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

May mostly $ 6.27 , ranging $4.75 -7.78 unch-up 3

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

Ordinary protein mostly $ 4.61 , ranging $4.53 -4.73 dn 2

10 pct protein mostly $ 4.61 , ranging $4.53 -4.73 dn 2

11 pct protein $4.93 -5.03 dn 2

11.5 pct protein

May mostly $ 5.17 , ranging $5.13 -5.20 dn 2

Aug NC $5.15 -5.25 dn 2

12 pct protein $5.23 -5.33 dn 2

13 pct protein mostly $ 5.63 , ranging $5.58 -5.68 dn 2

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 $5.21 -5.26 dn 1

14 pct protein

May mostly $ 6.43 , ranging $6.41 -6.46 dn 1

Aug NC $5.98 -6.26 dn 1

15 pct protein $7.26 -7.41 dn 1

16 pct protein $8.06 -8.41 dn 1

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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 $8.2750 -8.3125 up 6.25

Rail and Truck del to Willamette Vly NA

Rail del to Yakima Valley NA

Truck del to Yakima Valley $8.0000 -8.6500 up 11.25-up 6.25

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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 Apr 2010

Averages in Dollars per bushel

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No. 1 Soft White $4.76

No. 1 Hard Red Winter (Ordinary protein) $4.69

No. 1 Hard Red Winter (11.5% protein) $5.35

No. 1 Dark Northern Spring (14% protein) $6.87

No. 2 Barley NA

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Source: USDA Market News Service, Portland, OR

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