- Buenos Aires Grain Exchange raised Argentina soybean production estimate to 60 MMT from its previous estimate of 58.5 MMT. They also estimate harvest at 62% complete vs. 57% a year ago

- Argentine port strike may cut soy flow, all sides have agreed to meet next week to attempt to find a resolution

- Safras estimates Brazilian soybean harvest is 96% complete against 96% average

- AgRural said Brazilian farmers have sold 61% of the nearly harvested 2014/15 soybean crop, up from 53% in late March but still behind the 69% of the previous crop sold a year earlier. Sales of the upcoming 2015/16 crop were 4% complete, up from 2% at the end of March

- Bird flu outbreak could set US record

- Weekly US soybean export sales data for week ended Apr 23 – 314,900 tons, incl. 433,400 tons for 2014/15 vs. expected 50,000-250,000 tons and cancellations of 118,500 tons for 2015/16 vs. expected 200-400,000 tons

- Ukraine's Ag Min said farmers planted 447,000 H of soybean through April 30, or 24% of the planned area vs. 511,000 H a year ago

- Russia's Ag Min said farmers planted 174,200 H of soybean through April 30, or 8.5% of the planned total planted area vs. 259,900 H a year ago