- July 3 - South Korea's Nonghyup Feed Inc (NOFI) tenders for 12,000 MT of Indian-origin rapeseed meal

- Morocco bought 27,000 MT of EU soyoil for December and 17,000 MT of Argentine soyoil for September late last week

- USDA said US soybean stocks as of June 1 were 625 million bushels, below analysts forecasts for 670 mln bu (range 604-707 mln bu), but above last year's 405 mln bu. Quarterly (Mar-May) soybean usage 19% above year-ago level

- USDA pegged US soybean plantings at 85.139 million acres (MA), above of March estimate for 84.635 MA and 83.701 MA in 2014, but below average market expectations of 85.171 MA (range 83.76-86.76 MA). USDA said it would resurvey soybean area and publish the results in August

- USDA said 94% of the US soybean crop was planted as of June 28, within market expectations, but below last year's (95%) and five-year average pace (97%). Crop condition was rated 63% good to excellent vs. 65% a week ago and 72% a year ago

- Dr. Michael Cordonnier lowered his US soybean crop yield projection by 0.5 bu to 45.0 bu per acre and forecasts crop at 3.79 billion bushels (3.96 BB in 2014)

- US soybean export inspections for week, ending June 25, reported 296,860 MT, above trade estimates (75-220 TMT)

- Soy millers in Argentina will likely operate at 65-70% of full capacity, despite a record-large 2014/15 soybean crop

- Buenos Aires Grain Exchange estimated Argentina harvested 60.7 MMT of soybeans from 99.6% area, average yield is 3.2 mt/ha. Total 2014/15 soybeans production is estimated at a record 60.8 MMT

- Stats Canada estimates Canada's 2015 soybean plantings at 5.42 million acres down 2.5% from the 2014 record level of 5.56 MA and vs. April estimate of 5.38 mln

- Stats Canada estimates Canada's 2015 canola plantings at 19.8 million acres down 2.4% from 2014 (20.3 mln) but up from April estimate of 19.4 mln and average expected 19.5 MA

- CEC estimated S.Africa's 2015 soybean crop at 1.008 MMT, up from previous forecast of 942,850 MT 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

- DBV estimated Germany's 2015 winter rapeseed crop at 4.96 MMT down 20.5% from a year ago

- Indonesia to keep July crude palm oil export tax at 0% unchanged from June

- Surveyor Intertek Testing Services estimated Malaysia's June palm oil exports at 1.649 MMT up 6.2% from a month ago

- Surveyor SGS estimated Malaysia's June palm oil exports at 1.696 MMT up 9.4% from a month ago