Portland, OR Daily Grain Report

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Portland, OR    Thu Dec 06, 2012    USDA Market News

Portland Daily Grain Report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; Subject to change

   Bids for grains delivered to Portland, Oregon during December 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 December delivery.
Bids for corn are for 30 day delivery.

   March wheat futures trended 2.75 to five cents per bushel lower
compared to Wednesday’s closes.

   Bids for US 1 Soft White Wheat for December delivery in unit trains
or barges trended five cents per bushel lower than Wednesday’s bids for
December delivery.  Some exporters were not issuing bids for nearby

   Bids for 11.5 percent protein US 1 Hard Red Winter Wheat for December
delivery were not fully established in early trading, but were indicated
as 4.75 to 7.75 cents per bushel lower compared to Wednesday’s noon
bids for December delivery.  Lower Kansas City March wheat futures and a
lower basis bid by some exporters pressured cash bids.

   Bids for 14 percent protein non-guaranteed US 1 Dark Northern Spring
Wheat for December delivery were not well tested in early trading, but
bids were indicated as generally 2.75 cents per bushel lower than
Wednesday’s noon bids for the same delivery period, following the lower
Minneapolis March wheat futures.  Some 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 11.25 cents per cwt lower compared to
Wednesday’s noon bids.  Lower Chicago March corn futures pressured cash
corn bids.  Corn bids truck delivered to the Yakima Valley were 11.25 to
12.50 cents per cwt lower compared to Wednesday’s noon bids.

All wheat bids in dollars per bushel
US 1 Soft White Wheat - delivered by Unit Trains and Barges *
    Dec               mostly 8.7750, ranging   8.7500-8.8000
    Jan                                        8.8000-9.0000
    Feb                                        8.8500-9.0000
    Mar                                        8.8500-9.0300
    Apr                                        8.8500-9.0600
US 1 White Club Wheat - delivered by Unit Trains and Barges *
    Dec               mostly 8.7750, ranging   8.7500-8.8000
  *Not fully established.
US 1 Hard Red Winter Wheat - (Exporter bids-falling numbers of 300 or
better) *
  Ordinary protein                             9.5300-9.6700
  10 pct protein                               9.5300-9.6700
  11 pct protein                               9.7300-9.8100
  11.5 pct protein
    Dec                                        9.8300-9.8800
  12 pct protein                               9.8500-9.9300
  13 pct protein                               9.8900-10.0300
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                               9.9450-9.9850
  14 pct protein
    Dec                                        10.1450
  15 pct protein                               10.1450
  16 pct protein                               10.1450
US 2 Yellow Corn in dollars per CWT
  Domestic-single rail cars
  Delivered full coast-BN                      NA
  Delivered to Portland                        15.4500-15.6125
  Rail and Truck del to Willamette Vly         NA
  Rail del to Yakima Valley                    NA
  Truck del to Yakima Valley                   14.9625-15.4875

US 2 Heavy White Oats in dollars per CWT **    13.2500
 ** Not well tested.

Exporter Bids Portland Rail/Barge              Nov 2012
  Averages in Dollars per bushel

  US 1 Soft White by Unit Trains and Barges    8.8700
  US 1 Hard Red Winter (Ordinary protein)      9.6200
  US 1 Hard Red Winter (11.5% protein)         9.9000
  US 1 Dark Northern Spring (14% protein)      10.2100

Source:     USDA Market News Service, Portland, OR
            Niki Davila 503-326-2237  Portland.LGMN@ams.usda.gov
            24 Hour Market Report  503-326-2022

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