- May 5 - Taiwan (Great Wall Group) bought around 65,000 MT of US corn at a premium of 130.5 cents a bushel c&f over the Chicago September corn contract for June 1-20 shipment

- Vietnam seeks corn for August shipment

- Zimbabwe says will import 700,000 MT of the staple corn to avert a deficit due to poor weather

- Informa Economics estimated 2015 world corn production at 981 MMT

- Informa Economics raised Brazil's corn crop by 5.6 MMT from the previous estimate to 80.3 MMT due to high expectations for the second corn crop

- Dr. Michael Cordonnier raised his corn crop estimate for Brazil by 1 MMT to 78.0 MMT

- Brazil's April 2015 corn exports are estimated at 159,249 MT below 675,434 MT a month ago and 562,407 MT a year ago

- Russia's Ag Min said farmers planted 1.4 MH of corn through May 6, or 50.2% of the planned total planted area vs. 1.5 MH a year ago

- Russia's Ag Min said farmers planted 3.8 MH of spring barley through May 6, or 46.6% of the planned total planted area vs. 4.8 MH a year ago

- StatsCan estimated March 31 Canadian corn stocks at 6.5 MMT vs. 8.0 MMT a year ago

- StatsCan estimated March 31 Canadian barley stocks at 3.4 MMT vs. average guess of 3.3 MMT and vs. 4.4 MMT last year

- StatsCan estimated March 31 Canadian oats stocks at 1.6 MMT, lower than average guess of 1.8 MMT and vs. 2.2 MMT a year ago

- ADM announced on May 5 that it is building a new feed-premix plant in Zhangzhou, China, its fourth in the country. The company also said it will build a new feed plant in Glencoe, Minnesota, U.S.

- Cargill will dedicate its $29-million feed mill in Hedrick, Iowa, U.S., on May 12. The facility, operating 24-hours-a-day, six-days-a-week, will produce 350,000 tons (317,514 MT) of feed per year