- South Korea's KOCOPIA bought 53,000 tons of corn, likely European origin, at 201.44 $/t for shipment by August 20

- IGC increased its 2015/16 global corn estimate by 10 MMT to 951 MMT from last month's estimate and vs. last year's record of 994 MMT

- The European Commission proposed on Wednesday a new law allowing individual EU countries to restrict or prohibit imported genetically modified crops even if they have been approved by the bloc as a whole

- EU in week ended Apr 21 granted licences to export 69 KMT of corn, bringing the total this season to 2.65 MMT vs. 2.36 MMT a year ago

- EU in week ended Apr 21 awarded 319 KMT of corn (maize) import certificates, taking the volume so far this season to 7.668 MMT vs. 11.537 MMT a year ago

- Weekly US corn export sales data for week ended Apr 16 – 874,100 tons, incl. 867,900 tons for 2014/15 vs. expected 400,000-600,000 tons and 6,200 tons for 2015/16 vs. expected 0-100,000 tons

- China sold 33,980 tons of US corn from reserves while none of the 292,670 tons of domestic corn sold

- China imported 50,562 tons of corn in March, up 5.05% from a year ago. China imported 1.233 MMT of corn in Jan-Mar, up 4.59% from a year ago. Ukraine was the top supplier with 36,128 tons in March and 1.08 MMT in Jan-Mar, more than five times the shipments in the same period last year

- China imported 243,000 tons of distillers' grains (DDGS) in March, down 44% from a year ago, though triple Feb shipments

- Ukraine's Ag Min said Ukraine has exported 28.5 MMT of grain between July 1, 2014 – Apr 23, 2015 including wheat – 9.9 MMT, corn – 14.1 MMT and barley – 4.26 MMT

- Algeria's Jan-Mar corn imports rose to 1.16 MMT vs. 801,197 tons during the same period of 2014

- Stats Canada estimates Canada's 2015 corn plantings at 3.3 million acres up 6.2% from 2014 and vs. average expected 3.1 MA

- ADM could use drones from 2016 to get crop insurance claims data