- Adverse weather in parts of the U.S. Midwest and Western Europe threatened crops

- South Africa will import about 50,000 MT of white maize from Mexico. The first shipment to arrive in August and the rest expected between September and December

- USDA's attaché in China raised its 2015/16 corn crop estimate by 2 MMT to 230 MMT and forecasts corn ending stocks at 93 MMT. Attaché still forecasts sorghum imports at a record-high 9 MMT due to strong demand for alternative feed ingredients

- Chinese government sold 112,379 MT of corn from its reserves this week, finding buyers for only 2.1% of the 5.33 MMT offered

- CNGOIC estimates China may only import 4 MMT of DDGs in 2014/15, down 0.5 MMT from previous estimate and 2.65 MMT lower than last year's imports

- FC Stone puts EU 2015 corn production at 66.6 MMT (75.7 MMT in 2014) vs. Stratégie Grains estimate of 67.5 MMT

- EU in week ended June 30 granted licences to export 81 TMT of corn, bringing the total in 2014/15 (Jul-Jun) to 3.637 MMT vs. 2.626 MMT a year ago

- EU in week ended June 30 awarded 82 TMT of corn (maize) import certificates, taking the volume in 2014/15 to 9.203 MMT vs. 14.509 MMT a year ago

- FranceAgriMer said 81% of France's corn crops were in good to excellent condition as of June 29 vs. 83% a week ago and 84% a year ago

- Weekly US corn export sales data for week ended June 25 – 833,200 MT, incl. 594,300 MT for 2014/15 vs. expected 300,000-600,000 MT and 238,900 MT for 2015/16 vs. expected 150,000-350,000 MT

- Weekly US ethanol production dropped sharply after being at record highs. Production fell 26,000 barrels (or down 2.62%) from last week to 968,000 barrels per day, but up 1.57% compared to last year. Ethanol stocks dropped 0.3 million barrels (or down 1.55%) from last week to 19.532 million barrels but up 7.3% compared to last year

- US total corn consumed for alcohol and other uses was 507.1 million bushels in May 2015, up 9% from April and up 3% from March 2015

- US dry mill co-product production of distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) was 1.89 million tons during May 2015, up 12% from April and up 5% from March 2015

- US wet mill corn gluten feed production was 350.1 thousand tons during May 2015, up 12% from April and up 6% from March 2015

- Informa Economics cut its US corn production forecast to 13.412 billion bushels, down from 13.564 billion previously, and trimmed average yields by 1 bushel per acre to 165.4 bu per acre. This compares to last year's crop of 14.216 billion bu

- Informa Economics raised its estimate of Brazil's 2014/15 corn crop to 82 MMT, up 1.8 MMT from last month

- Informa Economics raised its forecast of Ukraine's 2015/16 corn crop to 26 MMT, up 2 MMT from last month

- Ukraine's Ag Min said Ukraine exported 34.805 MMT of grain in 2014/2015 (Jul-Jun) including wheat – 11.234 MMT, corn – 18.837 MMT and barley – 4.455 MMT. For new season 2015/16 Ag Min forecasts Ukrainian grain exports at a range 34-37 MMT

- Russia's Ag Min estimated Russian 2014/15 (Jul-Jun) corn exports at 3.012 MMT, down 25.7% from previous year (4.052 MMT in 2013/14)

- Brazil's June 2015 corn exports are estimated at 137 TMT above 39 TMT a month ago and 88 TMT a year ago

- JBS USA Pork will be purchasing Cargill's US-based pork business for $1.45 billion. The purchase included 2 meat processing plants, 5 feed mills and 4 hog farms