- July 15 - Japan received no offers for 120,000 MT of feed wheat and 200,000 MT of feed barley in a simultaneous buy and sell (SBS) auction. New SBS tender for the same amounts for each grain will be held on July 22

- Indonesia is covered for corn supplies right up to August and partly for September. Grain processors are likely to get active after Eid al-Fitr, the holiday at the end of the Muslim fasting month

- Importers in Vietnam are looking to cover around 25,000-30,000 MT for August shipments. Malaysian mills have bought for the next two months of requirement

- Dr. Cordonnier left his estimate of US corn yield unchanged this week at 163 bushel per acre for a 13.14 billion bushel crop vs. USDA's forecasts – 166.8 BPA and 13.53 BB accordingly

- Dr. Cordonnier increased his estimate of total Brazilian corn production to 82 MMT up 500,000 MT from his last estimate

- Traders say China's sorghum imports could decline as much as 30% in 2015/16 from this year's 9MMT, as China is expected to cut the domestic purchase price for corn in September which along with freight subsidies may make Chinese corn competitive with sorghum imports

- China has imported a record 1 MMT of sorghum in May, with total Jan-May imports at 4.27 MMT, up 51% year on year

- China has sold 1.8 MMT of corn from state stocks, out of over 39 MMT offered for sale so far this season. They are offering another 3 MMT to sell on Thursday and 2.3 MMT on Friday

- Meteorologists said extended forecasts showed drier conditions in the eastern portion of the US Corn Belt and rains in the western part, each of which were likely to benefit developing corn and soybean crops

- Argentina will authorize nearly 7 MMT more corn for export during the 2014/15 marketing year in the short-term. This is in addition to the 11.5 MMT the country already authorized for export

- Ukraine's Ag Min said Ukraine exported 688 TMT of grain between July 1-14, 2015, including wheat – 131 TMT, corn – 390 TMT and barley – 166 TMT