- May 19 - UN WFP seeks 22,000 MT of whit e sorghum for African nations for June shipment

- China plans to offer 5.32 MMT of corn from state reserves this week, 39% more than last week. The government sold 429,500 MT last week at an average price of 2,119 to 2,341 yuan/mt (342-377$/mt) out of the 3.84 MMT it offered. The volume sold picked up from 424,645 MT the week before last

- USDA said the US corn crop 85% planted as of May 17, behind market expectations for 87% complete, vs. 75% a week ago and vs. 71% a year ago, and vs. a 5-year average of 75%

- Spanish analyst AgroInfoMarket estimates Spain's 2015 barley crop at 7.4 MMT down from previous estimate of 8.3 MMT due to dryness

- Australian agribusiness GrainCorp Ltd plans to nearly double output capacity at one its US malt plants to capitalise on soaring North American demand for craft beer

- USDA estimated US barley planting 95% complete as of May 17, compared to 88% a week ago, 66% last year and a 70% five-year average

- USDA estimated US sorghum planting 38% complete as of May 17, compared to 32% a week ago, 39% last year and a 38% five-year average

- USDA estimated US oats planting 96% complete as of May 17, compared to 93% a week ago, 77% last year and a 84% five-year average