- USDA said the US corn crop condition was rated 69% good to excellent as of July 12, unchanged from a week earlier, but below 76% a year ago

- US corn export inspections for week, ending July 9, reported 1,057 MMT, above the range of analysts' expectations (750-925 TMT)

- Argentina's government will approve the export of an additional 7 MMT of corn, which is in addition to the 11.5 MMT already authorized

- Ukrainian farmers harvested 7.0 MMT of all grains as of July 13, down from 12.1 MMT a year ago. Yields were at 3.12 mt/ha up from 3.01 mt/ha a year ago. Farmers harvested 3.1 MMT of barley vs. 4.3 MMT a year ago