USDA Montana Spot Grain Closing Prices for December 3

December 3 (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 6.21-6.36 6.61-6.76 7.16-7.31 7.46-7.61 Golden Triangle 5.55-5.77 6.25-6.42 6.85-6.92 7.27-7.35 7.20 Great Falls Area 5.69-5.79 6.28-6.39 6.64-6.94 7.25-7.44 Northcentral Mt 5.83-6.38 6.43-6.88 6.87-7.58 7.33-7.83 Northeast Mt 5.23-5.43 5.93-6.13 6.48-6.73 7.03-7.23 7.10-7.25 Southeast Mt 5.29-5.67 5.99-6.27 6.42-6.70 6.72-7.20 Southwest Mt nb nb nb nb

US 1 Dark Northern Spring Wheat US 1 Soft White

13 pct 14 pct 15 pct Wheat Billings Area 6.79-6.94 8.44-8.59 9.64-9.79 Golden Triangle 6.80-7.05 8.20-8.30 9.25-9.50 Great Falls Area 6.69-6.91 8.09-8.27 9.11-9.47 Northcentral Mt 6.91-7.26 8.17-8.66 9.51-9.86 Northeast Mt 6.66-6.96 7.96-8.16 8.96-9.16 Southeast Mt 6.46-6.93 7.86-8.13 8.86-9.13 Southwest Mt nb nb nb

US 1 Malt Barley US 2 Feed US 2

Harr/cwt Barley/cwt Oats/cwt Billings Area na na na Golden Triangle 8.00-9.00 7.25 Great Falls Area 9.00 7.25-7.75 Northcentral Mt nb 5.50 Northeast Mt 8.50 7.00 Southeast Mt nb Southwest Mt nb

*Prices not necessarily representative of all terminals within MT.

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.