- USDA said 61% of the US soybean crop was planted as of May 24, in line with market expectations, above last year and five-year average pace (55%)

- US soybean export inspections for week, ending May 21, reported 291,192 MT, topped expectations

- Dr. Michael Cordonnier estimates Brazilian 2014/15 soybean crop at 94.5 MMT, unchanged from previous estimate and vs. 86.7 MMT in 2013/14

- Dr. Michael Cordonnier estimates Argentine 2014/15 soybean crop at 59.0 MMT, unchanged from previous estimate and vs. 54.0 MMT in 2013/14

- Argentine strike remains in place in Rosario with northern unions threatening to go on strike June 1st and another union threatening to go out June 8th

- CEC estimated S.Africa's 2015 soybean crop at 942,850 MT, unchanged from previous forecast and vs. 948,000 MT in 2014

- CEC estimated S.Africa's 2015 sunflower crop at 612,400 MT, unchanged from previous forecast and vs. 832,000 MT in 2014

- Ukraine's Ag Min said farmers planted 1.9 MH of soybean through May 26, or 98% of the planned area vs. 1.6 MH a year ago

- Russia's Ag Min said farmers planted 1.3 MH of soybean through May 26, or 63.3% of the planned total planted area vs. 1.2 MH a year ago

- Ukraine's Ag Min said farmers planted 4.5 MH of sunflower through May 26, or 99% of the planned area vs. 4.4 MH a year ago

- Russia's Ag Min said farmers planted 5.8 MH of sunflower through May 26, or 87.2% of the planned total planted area vs. 6.4 MH a year ago

- Indonesian Palm Oil Association (GAPKI) said Indonesia's exports of palm and palm kernel oils for April rose 11% from a month earlier to their highest since November at 2.254 MMT