- EU in week ended May 5 granted licences to export 167 TMT of barley, bringing the total this season to 7.776 MMT vs. 5.254 MMT a year ago

- FranceAgriMer said 89% of France's winter barley crops were in good to excellent condition as of May 4 vs. 90% a week ago and vs. 73% a year ago

- Russia's Ag Min said farmers planted 4.3 MH of spring barley through May 8, or 52.6% of the planned total planted area vs. 5.1 MH a year ago