- Taiwan tendered to buy 40,000 MT to 65,000 MT of corn from the U.S., Brazil, Argentina or South Africa

- Indonesia is in talks to buy 50,000 MT of corn from Brazil

- Allendale Inc. said US farmers planted 91.742 million acres (37.127 million hectares) of corn this spring, up from USDA's March 31 forecast of 89.199 million (36.098 million ha)

- US production of corn-based ethanol climbed to a record high last week. Ethanol production for the week ended June 19 was up 14,000 barrels to 994,000 barrels per day, topping the previous record by 2,000 bpd. Stocks declined 878,000 barrels to 19.84 million barrels, smallest since the week ended Jan 2

- Agroconsult estimated Brazilian corn crop at 83.7 MMT

- CNGOC said China could import 22% more corn in 2014/15. China has contracted 2 MMT of corn from the Ukraine which is beginning to unload now