The USDA Market News Service, Greeley, Colo., in the closing grain report for Aug. 12, reported in futures trading that Chicago September soft red winter wheat was $4.71 1/4 to $4.72 1/2, down 27 cents; December corn, $3.92 3/4, down 25 cents; and November soybeans, $8.79 1/2 to $8.78 3/4, down 13 cents.

The export bid for direct Gulf delivery of No. 1 hard red winter wheat, ordinary protein, rail, $4.77 1/4 to $4.95 1/4, down 24 3/4 cents; No. 2 soft red winter wheat, barge, $5.34 3/4 to $5.36 3/4, down 27 3/4 cents; No. 2 yellow corn, barge, $4.25 1/4 to $4.27 1/4, down 25 to 27 cents; No. 2 yellow sorghum, rail, $6.47 3/4 to $6.65 1/2, down 44 3/4 cents; No. 2 yellow sorghum, barge, unavailable; and No. 1 yellow soybeans, barge, $9.10 1/4 to $9.13 1/4, down 12 1/2 to 13 1/2 cents.

Colby, Kan., unit train wheat bid was $3.37.

In Denver and the surrounding area, hard red winter wheat, ordinary protein, was $3.57 to $3.82.

No. 1 hard red winter wheat, ordinary protein, north central Colorado, was mostly 25 cents lower, at $3.46 to $3.62.

In northeast Colorado, wheat was $3.21 to $3.42.

In east central Colorado, wheat was $3.37 to $3.44.

In southeast Colorado, wheat was $3.37 to $3.57.

In southwest Nebraska and southeast Wyoming, wheat bids were $3.32 to $3.42.

No. 2 yellow corn in north central Colorado was mostly 25 cents lower and $4.05 to $4.20 per bushel.

In northeast Colorado, the country elevator corn bids were $3.55 to $3.90.

In east central Colorado, corn was $3.45 to $3.65.

In southeast Colorado, corn was $3.55 to $4.85.

In southwest Nebraska and southeast Wyoming, corn bids were $3.70 to $3.85 per bushel.

No. 2 yellow sorghum in southeast Colorado was 45 cents lower at $5.68 to $5.80 per cwt.

No. 1 yellow soybeans in southwest Nebraska were 12 to 13 cents lower at $7.33 to $7.36 per bushel.

White millet in Colorado, southwest Nebraska and southeast Wyoming was $10 to $11.50 per cwt., mostly $10.50 to $11.50.

Sunflowers were $18 cwt.

In Denver and surrounding areas, corn was $4.05 per bushel. Barley was unavailable.

In northeast Colorado, Wyoming and western Nebraska, pinto beans were steady $21 per cwt; in North Dakota and Minnesota, pinto beans were steady $21 to $22. In North Dakota and Minnesota, black beans were steady $23 to $26. Great Northerns were not established in northeast Colorado, Wyoming and western Nebraska. In North Dakota and Minnesota, navy beans were steady $21 to $22. In northeast Colorado, Wyoming and western Nebraska, light red kidneys were not established; in North Dakota and Minnesota, light red kidneys were steady $34 to $36.

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