Portland, OR Daily Grain Report

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Portland, OR    Wed Apr 16, 2014    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 April 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 April delivery.
Bids for corn are for 30 day delivery.

   In early trading, May wheat futures trended mixed, from 0.50 of a cent
lower to one cent per bushel higher compared to Tuesday’s closes, with
the decline in Minneapolis and the most advance in Kansas City.

   Bids for US 1 Soft White Wheat for April delivery in unit trains or
barges were not fully established in early trading but bids were
indicated as mixed, from 7.25 cents lower to 10 cents per bushel higher
compared to Tuesday’s noon bids for April delivery.

   Bids for 11.5 percent protein US 1 Hard Red Winter Wheat for April
delivery were not fully established in early trading but bids trended
mixed, from four cents lower to one cent per bushel higher than Tuesday’s
noon bids for the same delivery period, with support coming from the
higher Kansas City May wheat futures, however a lower basis bid by some
exporters pressured bids.  Some exporters are not issuing bids for nearby

   Bids for 14 percent protein non-guaranteed US 1 Dark Northern Spring
Wheat for April delivery were not well tested in early trading, however
bids were indicated as mixed, from 0.50 of a cent lower to 4.50 cents per
bushel higher than Tuesday’s noon bids for April delivery.  Bids were
pressured by the fractionally lower Minneapolis May wheat futures,
however a higher basis bid by some exporters offered support.  Some
exporters are not issuing bids for nearby delivery.

   Bids for US 2 Yellow Corn delivered to Portland and the Yakima Valley
were not available.

All wheat bids in dollars per bushel
US 1 Soft White Wheat - delivered by Unit Trains and Barges *
    Apr               mostly 7.7675, ranging   7.7000-7.8650
    May                                        7.7000-7.7750
    Jun                                        7.7975-7.8975
    Jul                                        7.5900-7.6175
    Aug NC                                     7.5900-7.6400
US 1 White Club Wheat - delivered by Unit Trains and Barges *
    Apr               mostly 8.2675, ranging   8.0250-8.3650
  *Not fully established.
US 1 Hard Red Winter Wheat - (Exporter bids-falling numbers of 300 or
better) *
  Ordinary protein                             8.6350-8.7450
  10 pct protein                               8.6350-8.7450
  11 pct protein                               8.7550-8.8250
  11.5 pct protein
    Apr                                        8.8150-8.8650
    Aug NC                                     8.3325-8.5325
  12 pct protein                               8.8350-8.8850
  13 pct protein                               8.8750-8.9250
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                               8.2800-8.3500
  14 pct protein
    Apr                                        8.8300-8.8800
    Aug NC                                     8.3175-8.5175
  15 pct protein                               9.1500-9.2800
  16 pct protein                               9.4700-9.6800
US 2 Yellow Corn in dollars per CWT
  Domestic-single rail cars
  Delivered full coast-BN                      NA
  Delivered to Portland                        NA
  Rail and Truck del to Willamette Vly         NA
  Rail del to Yakima Valley                    NA
  Truck del to Yakima Valley                   NA

US 2 Heavy White Oats in dollars per CWT **    13.5000
 ** Not well tested.

Exporter Bids Portland Rail/Barge              Mar 2014
  Averages in Dollars per bushel

  US 1 Soft White by Unit Trains and Barges    7.5500
  US 1 Hard Red Winter (Ordinary protein)      8.7300
  US 1 Hard Red Winter (11.5% protein)         8.8600
  US 1 Dark Northern Spring (14% protein)      9.0200

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

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