- Ukraine's Ag Min said Ukraine has exported 31.17 MMT of grain between July 1, 2014 – May 25, 2015 including wheat – 10.4 MMT, corn – 16.132 MMT and barley – 4.407 MMT

- Ukraine's Ag Min said farmers planted 4.1 MH of corn through May 25, or 93% of the planned area vs. 4.7 MH a year ago

- Russia's Ag Min said farmers planted 2.5 MH of corn through May 25, or 87.9% of the planned total planted area vs. 2.4 MH a year ago

- China imported 140,837 MT of corn last month, which was a 53.25% increase from year-ago. Its corn purchases through April this year stand at nearly 1.374 MMT, an 8.11% increase from year ago, with Ukraine accounting for 85.52% of this business

- China's imports of dried distiller grains (DDGs) rose to 605,438 MT in April, the highest level in seven months, vs 243,334 MT in March, but 1.3% below year-ago level. DDGs imports for the first four months of 2015 stand at 996,512 MT, down 50.3% from year-ago

- Proposed changes to China's regulations on genetically modified organisms (GMO) could further delay an already lengthy approval process for imports of new GMO crops

- Russia's Ag Min said farmers planted 6.5 MH of spring barley through May 25, or 79.2% of the planned total planted area vs. 7.5 MH a year ago

- China's Apr barley imports rose 121% on year to 1.004 MMT, incl. 549,712 MT from Australia, 341,174 MT from France, 65,440 MT from Canada and 32,000 MT from Ukraine

- China's Jan-Apr barley imports rose 154.81% on year to 3.663 MMT