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The Exchange Newsletter

February-March 2018



The Exchange Daily News Bulletin.

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Kurt HaarmannMerchants Exchange Grain Committee, Chairman
Pacificor, LLC

Margerie Sedam, Association Director


The Grain Committee coordinates and facilitates the trading of grain within the geographical area. The Merchants Exchange facilitates the needs of the Grain Committee and provides an independent and unbiased source for arbitration facilitation.

In addition to providing meeting space and administrative services, the Merchants Exchange maintains and provides trading rules for the Grain Committee.


The Annual Invitational Golf Tournament is in June each year.  Check back in the spring for registration and event details!




This tournament benefits the Merchants Exchange Scholarship Fund!

Profit from this tournament goes to the Merchants Exchange Scholarship fund. Scholarships are awarded to multiple students who are pursuing careers in the Maritime Industry. Monetary donations will also be accepted and greatly appreciated. The Scholarship Fund is a 501(c) (3) organization and all direct donations are tax deductible.


Interested in sponsoring the event? Contact Margerie Sedam at or (503) 220-2093.


Portland Merchants Exchange Grain Trading Rules