- South Korea was said to have bought Brazilian corn for October shipment at a discount to US values

- Buenos Aires Grain exchange increased Argentine corn production estimate to 25 MMT vs. previous 23 MMT

- Buenos Aires Grains Exchange says corn in Argentina is 28.4% harvested compared to 25.7% a year ago

- Brazil's Safras says the summer corn harvest is 80% done compared to 83% a year ago

- Safras estimates Brazilian second crop corn at 52.8 MMT, up 16.8% versus last year

- More bird flu found in Iowa. Bird flu outbreak could set US record

- Weekly US corn export sales data for week ended Apr 23 – 945,800 tons, incl. 832,500 tons for 2014/15 vs. expected 500,000-700,000 tons and 113,300 tons for 2015/16 vs. expected 50-200,000 tons

- EU in week ended Apr 28 granted licences to export 102 KMT of corn, bringing the total this season to 2.752 MMT vs. 2.371 MMT a year ago

- EU in week ended Apr 28 awarded 114 KMT of corn (maize) import certificates, taking the volume so far this season to 7.782MMT vs. 11.957 MMT a year ago

- FranceAgriMer said 75% of France's expected area under corn was sown as of Apr 27 vs. 57% a week ago and vs. 70% a year ago

- Ukraine's Ag Min said Ukraine has exported 29.265 MMT of grain between July 1, 2014 – Apr 30, 2015 including wheat – 10.069 MMT, corn – 14.638 MMT and barley – 4.34 MMT

- Ukraine's Ag Min said farmers planted 1.9 MH of corn through April 30, or 43% of the planned area vs. 2.7 MH a year ago

- Russia's Ag Min said farmers planted 1.1 MH of corn through April 30, or 38.8% of the planned total planted area vs. 1.2 MH a year ago