- Apr 27 - USDA announced export sales of 158,000 tons of US soybean to unknown destinations for 2014/15 delivery

- Argentine Ag Min estimated Argentina's 2014/15 soybean crop at 59.0 MMT (record) vs. previous estimate of 58.0 MMT and vs. 2013/14 crop of 53.4 MMT

- Buenos Aires Grain Exchange says the Argentine soybean crop is 46% harvested and is expected to reach 58.5 MMT

- Apr 24 - EU first since 2013 approved 10 new types of genetically modified corn, soybean, cotton and oilseed rape as either human food or animal feed for 10 years

- Participation in a trucker strike in Brazil weakened on Friday, its second day, as the number of blockages on highways fell to 11 from 17 the night before

- China may reduce import tariffs later this year. The cut could lower costs by about 10-12 $/t for importers

- Chinese government is considering lowering its VAT (value added tax) by 2%, from 13% to 11% by October, which may boost profits in the crush industry