- May 13 – Israel seeks 85,000 MT of corn, 15,000 MT of feed barley

- May 12 - Taiwan (Great Wall Group) tendered to buy up to 130,000 MT of corn from the US, Brazil or Argentina, with half the tonnage for Jun-Jul shipment and the other half for Jul-Aug shipment

- USDA said the US corn crop 75% planted as of May 11, topping market expectations for 73% complete, vs. 55% a week ago and vs. 55% a year ago, and vs. a 5-year average of 57%

- US corn export inspections for week, ending May 7, reported 1.136 MMT, within expectations

- China plans to offer 3.83 MMT of corn from the state reserve this week after selling 424,645 MT last week from offered of 3.4 MMT

- China's largest grain trader COFCO is setting up a venture with sovereign wealth fund China Investment Corp (CIC) to control COFCO's investments in Dutch trader Nidera and Noble Group Ltd's agribusiness

- USDA estimated US barley planting 88% complete as of May 11, compared to 75% a week ago, 54% last year and a 58% five-year average

- USDA estimated US sorghum planting 32% complete as of May 11, compared to 29% a week ago, 35% last year and a 33% five-year average

- USDA estimated US oats planting 93% complete as of May 11, compared to 85% a week ago, 67% last year and a 76% five-year average