Grains are stated in dollars per bushel or hundredweight (cwt.) except feed grains traded in dollars per ton. National grain report bids are for rail delivery unless truck indicated.

PORTLAND GRAIN

(USDA Market News)

Portland

April 30

PACIFIC NORTHWEST MARKET SUMMARY

Cash wheat bids for May delivery ended the reporting week on Thursday, April 30, lower, compared to April 23 noon bids for May delivery.

May wheat futures ended the reporting week on Thursday, April 30, lower as follows compared to April 23 closes: Chicago July wheat futures 27.25 cents lower at $4.74, Kansas City May wheat futures 26.25 cents lower at $4.9025 and Minneapolis May wheat futures trended 22 cents lower at $5.2325. Chicago July corn futures trended 10.25 cents lower at $3.6625 while July soybean futures closed $4 cents lower at $9.76.

Bids for U.S. 1 Soft White Wheat delivered to Portland in unit trains or barges during May for ordinary protein were 10 to 27.25 cents per bushel lower from $5.80-6.04, mostly $5.91 compared to April 23 noon bids for May delivery of $5.90-6.3125.

There were no white club wheat premiums for this week, compared to White club wheat premiums for ordinary protein last week of $1.10 to $2, mostly $1.70.

One year ago bids for U.S. 1 Soft White Wheat any protein for May delivery by unit trains and barges to Portland were $7.70-8.0650, mostly $7.9150 and bids for White Club Wheat were $8.20-8.78, mostly $8.5150. Nearby bids for U.S. 1 Soft White wheat ordinary protein started reporting week on April 17 at 6.0450 and dropped lower on April 20 to mostly $5.9425 and held at that leave through April 21. Bids moved fractionally higher to mostly $5.9450 on April 22. April 23, bids moved lower to the weekly low of mostly $5.91.

Several exporters are not issuing bids for nearby delivery. Forward month bids for soft white wheat ordinary protein were as follows: June $5.80-5.96, July $5.74-5.80 and August New Crop $5.7375-5.85. One year ago, forward month bids for soft white wheat for any protein were as follows: June $8.0350-8.0650, July $7.7975-7.8275 and August New Crop $7.50-7.7975.

Bids for U.S. 1 Soft White Wheat guaranteed maximum 10.5 percent protein during May trended 26 to 28.75 cents per bushel lower from $6.24-6.39, mostly $6.33 per bushel compared to last week ranging from $6.50-6.6775. There were no white club wheat premiums, compared to white club wheat premiums for guaranteed 10.5 percent protein last week of $1.10 to $2, mostly 1.70.

Nearby bids for U.S. 1 Soft White Wheat guaranteed 10.5 percent protein began the reporting week on April 17 at mostly $6.4850, moving lower to mostly 6.3225 on April 20, and to mostly $6.3125 on April 21. On April 22, bids moved higher to mostly 6.4350. April 23, Thursday moved lower again to mostly $6.33. Forward month bids for soft white wheat guaranteed 10.5 percent protein were as follows: June 6.33-6.39, July $5.74-5.83 and August New Crop $5.7375-6.05.

Bids for 11.5 percent protein U.S. 1 Hard Red Winter Wheat for May delivery were 31.25 to 32.25 cents per bushel lower compared to April 17 for May noon bids. On Thursday, bids were as follows: May $5.8525-5.9925, mostly $5.9225; June $5.99; July $5.79-5.94 and August New Crop $5.8425-5.9925.

Bids for non-guaranteed 14.0 percent protein U.S. 1 Dark Northern Spring Wheat for Portland delivery for May delivery were 22 to instances of 77 cents per bushel lower compared to April 23 noon bids. On April 23, bids for non-guaranteed 14 percent protein were as follows: May $6.9825-7.6325, mostly $7.3825; June $7.13-7.68; July $6.93-7.38; August New Crop $6.68-6.98 and September $6.78.

COARSE FEEDING GRAINS

Bids for U.S. 2 Yellow Corn delivered full coast Pacific Northwest-BN shuttle trains for May delivery were $5.50 to 9.50 cents lower from $4.5525-4.5925 per bushel. Forward month corn bids for June $4.5225-4.5425, July $4.5875, August/September $4.7150-4.7350 and October and November $4.6950-4.7350. Bids for U.S. 1 Yellow Soybeans delivered full coast Pacific Northwest-BN shuttle trains for May delivery were mixed, from 2.25 lower to 7.75 cents higher from $10.51-10.66 per bushel. Forward month soybean bids for June $10.51-10.61, October $10.5025-10.6225, November $10.5225-10.6425 and December $10.5525-10.6725. Bids for U.S. 2 Heavy Wheat Oats for May delivery held steady at $3.8475 per bushel.

PACIFIC NORTHWEST EXPORT NEWS

There were three grain vessels in Columbia River ports on Thursday, April 30, with two docked compared to seven on April 23 with three docked. The Commodity Credit Corporation of the USDA tenders this afternoon to donate 35,800 metric tons of soft white wheat to Yemen and 10,640 metric tons of soft white wheat to Afghanistan, under the PL 480 Title II Program. Delivery is for May 20-30. Results will be available today after 2 p.m. Pacific Time.

CALIFORNIA GRAINS

(USDA Market News)

Portland

April 30

Prices in dollars per cwt., bulk Inc.= including; Nom.= nominal; Ltd.= limited; Ind.= indicated; NYE=Not fully estimated.

GRAIN DELIVERED

Mode Destination Price per cwt.

BARLEY - U.S. No. 2 (46-lbs. per bushel)

Rail Stockton-Modesto-Oakdale-Turlock NA

Tulare County NA

Truck Petaluma-Santa Rosa $9.85

Stockton-Modesto-Oakdale-Turlock $9.85

Kings-Tulare-Fresno Counties NA

Madera County NA

Kern County NA

Glenn County NA

Colusa County NA

Solano County NA

CORN - U.S. No. 2 Yellow

FOB Turlock/Tulare $8.75

Rail Single Car Units via BNSF

Chino Valley-Los Angeles $9.22

Truck Petaluma-Santa Rosa NA

Stockton-Modesto-Oakdale-Turlock $9.06

Los Angeles-Chino Valley NA

Kings-Tulare-Fresno Counties NA

SORGHUM - U.S. No. 2 Yellow

Rail Los Angeles-Chino Valley

via BNSF Single $11.02

Truck Modesto-Oakdale-Turlock NA

OATS - U.S. No. 1 White

Truck Los Angeles-Chino Valley $15.60

OATS - U.S. No. 2 White

Truck Petaluma $13.25-13.75

Stockton-Modesto-Oakdale-Turlock $13.25-13.75

Rail Petaluma NA

WHEAT - U.S. No. 2 or better - Hard Red Winter

(Domestic Values for Flour Milling)

Los Angeles 12 percent Protein $12.14

Los Angeles 13 percent Protein $12.34

Los Angeles 14 percent Protein $12.54

Truck/Rail Los Angeles 11-12 percent Protein

Los Angeles 12 percent Protein $10.67

Los Angeles 13 percent Protein NA

Los Angeles 14 percent Protein NA

WHEAT - U.S. Durum Wheat

Truck Imperial County NA

Kings-Tulare-Fresno Counties NA

WHEAT - Any Class for Feed

FOB Tulare NA

Truck/Rail Los Angeles-Chino Valley $12.60

Truck Petaluma-Santa Rosa NA

Stockton-Modesto-Oakdale-Turlock $NA

King-Tulare-Fresno Counties $NA

Merced County NA

Colusa County NA

Kern County NA

Prices paid to California farmers, seven-day reporting period ending April 30

No confirmed sales.

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