- USDA said the US corn crop 92% planted as of May 24, behind market expectations for 93% complete, vs. 85% a week ago and vs. 86% a year ago, and vs. a 5-year average of 88%. Crop condition was rated 74% good to excellent and only 3% poor, slightly below market expectations

- US corn export inspections for week, ending May 21, reported 1.007 MMT, just above the high end of analyst expectations

- CEC estimated S.Africa's 2015 corn crop at 9.84 MMT vs. previous forecast of 9.763 MMT and vs. 14.25 MMT in 2014

- Dr. Michael Cordonnier estimates Brazilian 2014/15 corn crop at 79.0 MMT, unchanged from previous estimate and vs. 79.3 MMT in 2013/14

- Dr. Michael Cordonnier estimates Argentine 2014/15 corn crop at 24.0 MMT, unchanged from previous estimate and vs. 25.0 MMT in 2013/14

- Canada to test India feed corn imports due to mould concerns (aflatoxins)

- Ukraine's Ag Min said farmers planted 4.1 MH of corn through May 26, or 94% 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 26, or 90.2% of the planned total planted area vs. 2.5 MH a year ago

- Russia's Ag Min said farmers planted 6.7 MH of spring barley through May 26, or 81.8% of the planned total planted area vs. 7.7 MH a year ago

- SovEcon forecasts Russian barley new crop production at 16.5 MMT vs. 20.4 MMT last year and corn at 12 MMT vs. 11.3 MMT harvested in 2014. They expect that in 2015/16 barley exports will fall by 2 MMT to 3.5 MMT and corn exports will rise by 200,000 MT to 3.2 MMT

- May 27 - Japan bought 14,500 MT of feed barley for Nov arrive via SBS-tender. New SBS tender for 120,000 tons of feed wheat and 200,000 tons of feed barley will be held on June 3

- UN's WFP bought 22,000 MT of Indian sorghum for donation to East Africa

- USDA estimated US sorghum planting 41% complete as of May 24, compared to 38% a week ago, 45% last year and a 46% five-year average. While barley and oats planting were completed

- CEC estimated S.Africa's 2015 sorghum crop at 125,400 MT vs. previous forecast of 139,600 MT and vs. 265,000 tons in 2014