- Iraqi Grain Board asked for milling wheat tender offers to be extended until Monday April 27. Initially offers must remain valid up to Friday, April 24

- Due to high prices at planting time, Durum acreage in California more than doubled, accounting for nearly 20% of the total wheat acreage planted in the state for 2015

- Argentine farmers are expected to sow about the same amount of wheat this season as the previous crop year despite promises from presidential candidates to end the export quota system

- FranceAgriMer said 91% of France's soft wheat crops were in good to excellent condition as of Apr 20 vs. 92% a week ago and vs. 74% a year ago

- Russia Ag Min said Russia exported about 27.359 MMT of grain between July 1 – Apr 22, 2014/15 vs. 22.435 MMT a year ago, including wheat – 19.837 MMT, barley – 4.883 MMT, corn – 2.203 MMT

- Russia's Ag Min said farmers planted 4.1 MH of spring grains through April 27, or 13.2% of the planned total planted area vs. 5.3 MH a year ago

- Morocco expects to harvest a record grain crop this year of 11 MMT

- Yemen struggles to import food as coalition navies hold up more ships. Ship tracking and port data on Monday showed at least 10 ships, many carrying wheat and corn, were still waiting to enter Yemeni waters and discharge at ports including al-Saleef and the bigger Red Sea port of Hodaida, which is controlled by Houthis