- May 20 - South Korea's KOCOPIA bought 55,000 MT of optional origin corn at 197.70 $/mt for Aug-Sep shipment

- US ethanol production for the week ended May 15 rose 46,000 barrels per day (bpd) at 958,000 bpd. Ethanol stocks were up 135,000 barrels at 20.43 million barrels

- Lanworth lowered its forecast of China's 2015 corn crop to 230 MMT, due to the high likelihood of El Nino

- Ukraine's Ag Min said Ukraine has exported 30.796 MMT of grain between July 1, 2014 – May 20, 2015 including wheat – 10.3 MMT, corn – 15.858 MMT and barley – 4.407 MMT

- Ukraine's Ag Min said farmers planted 4.1 MH of corn through May 20, or 91% of the planned area vs. 4.6 MH a year ago

- Russia's Ag Min said farmers planted 2.3 MH of corn through May 20, or 83.7% of the planned total planted area vs. 2.3 MH a year ago

- Russia's Ag Min said farmers planted 6.1 MH of spring barley through May 20, or 74.9% of the planned total planted area vs. 7.1 MH a year ago

- CNGOIC raised its estimate of China's 2014/15 (Oct-Sep) sorghum imports to above 9 MMT (record) from previous forecast of 8.1 MMT and vs. 4.16 MMT in 2013/14 – 7.41 MMT from US, 1.2 MMT from Australia, 500-600 TMT from Argentina