USDA Montana Spot Grain Closing Prices for December 28

December 28 (Bloomberg) -- This table displays the latest daily spot or bid prices for durum wheat. Prices are in dollars a bushel Information is supplied by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

*Montana cash prices*

US 1 Hard Red Winter Wheat US 1 Durum

Ordinary 11 pct 12 pct 13 pct 13pct Billings Area 5.27-5.42 5.87-6.02 6.42-6.57 6.92-7.07 Golden Triangle 5.34-5.53 5.94-6.13 6.27-6.71 6.97-7.31 8.25 Great Falls Area 5.18-5.58 5.93-6.18 6.57-6.78 7.18-7.38 Northcentral Mt 5.49-5.59 6.09-6.19 6.44-6.74 7.14-7.24 Northeast Mt 4.87-5.07 5.57-5.77 6.06-6.37 6.67-6.87 7.80-8.50 Southeast Mt 4.60-5.07 5.50-5.77 5.70-6.37 6.10-6.87 Southwest Mt na na na na

US 1 Dark Northern Spring Wheat

13 pct 14 pct 15 pct Billings Area 7.71-7.86 8.71-8.86 9.31-9.46 Golden Triangle 7.76-7.88 8.76-8.88 9.36-9.48 Great Falls Area 7.72-7.89 8.77-8.92 9.17-9.50 Northcentral Mt 8.08-8.16 8.88-8.96 9.48-9.56 Northeast Mt 7.38-7.58 8.38-8.58 9.13-9.38 Southeast Mt 7.05-7.58 8.05-8.58 8.65-9.38 Southwest Mt na na na

US 1 Malt Barley US 2 Feed

Harr/cwt Barley/cwt Billings Area na na Golden Triangle 12.25 9.00 Great Falls Area 12.25 9.00-10.00 Northcentral Mt nb 9.00 Northeast Mt 12.25 8.75 Southeast Mt na Southwest Mt na

*Prices not necessarily representative of all terminals within MT. nb - no bid na - not available

Prices are determined by a USDA survey of grain purchasers with elevators located in seven regions of Montana. Prices are displayed as a "low-high" range, or as a "single" price depending upon the degree of consensus among the purchasers.

Durum wheat is the hardest wheat. The test weight is at least 60 pounds a bushel. Durum averages 15 percent protein and is mainly used in the making of pasta.

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