- Taiwan MFIG seeks 130,000 MT of corn from the US, Brazil, Argentina, or South Africa for Oct-Dec

- South Korea KOCOPIA bought 55,000 MT corn from US or South America at 203.96 $/mt c&f for November shipment

- Iran bought 180,000 MT of Brazilian corn for July-August shipment in the last two weeks

- Iran has imposed import duties on barley until Sept 22, 2015, trying to protect the domestic farmer at harvest time

- July 22- Japan bought 3,070 MT of feed grain (3,000 MT of barley and 70 MT of wheat) for Dec arrive via SBS-tender. New SBS tender for 120,000 tons of feed wheat and 200,000 tons of feed barley will be held on July 29

- Dr. Michael Cordonnier left his average corn yield projection at 163 bpa for a crop projection of 13.14 billion bushels

- Ukrainian farmers harvested 16.9 MMT of all grains as of July 22, down from 19.1 MMT a year ago. Yields were at 3.25 mt/ha up from 3.22 mt/ha a year ago. Farmers harvested 5 MMT of barley (62% of area) vs. 5.6 MMT a year ago

- Ukraine's Ag Min said Ukraine exported 1.574 MMT of grain between July 1-22, 2015, including wheat – 426 TMT, corn – 764 TMT, barley – 382 TMT and other grains – 2 TMT

- China imported 872,919 MT of corn last month, up from 27,250 MT in June 2014. Ukraine remained the largest supplier in June, with 764,178 MT. Corn purchases through June this year stand at nearly 2.651 MMT, a 92.48% increase from year ago, with Ukraine accounting for 87.55% of this business

- China's imports of dried distillers' grains (DDGs) rose 60.5% from year-ago in June to a record 959,935 MT, mostly from the US. Still, Chinese DDG imports are down 24.8% compared to year-ago through the first half of 2015 at 2.44 MMT

- China's June barley imports rose 198.03% on year to 974,720 MT, incl. 391,737 MT from France, 371,519 MT from Australia, 167,114 MT from Canada and 44,000 MT from Argentina

- China's Jan- Jun barley imports rose 120.74% on year to 5.365 MMT