- Sep 3 - USDA announced export sales of 883,400 MT of US soybeans for delivery to China (110,000 MT) and to unknown destinations (773,400 MT) during the 2015/16

- Sep 3 - South Korea's NOFI bought 52,000 MT of South American or Chinese soymeal for Feb shipment

- China bought a cheap cargo of Canadian canola at 420 $/mt c&f for Nov shipment

- Informa Economics raised its forecast for the US 2015 soybean harvest to 3.924 billion bushels with yield at 47 bpa from 3.789 billion (45.4 bpa) in its previous estimation

- Weekly US soybean export sales data for week ended August 27 – 1,472,300 MT, incl. net sales cancellations of 60,500 MT for 2014/15 vs. expected -150,000-+50,000 MT and 1,532,800 MT for 2015/16, well above market forecasts of 700,000-900,000 MT

- Safras & Mercado says Brazilian farmers have sold 87% of old crop soybeans vs. 91% year ago and 90% average and 30% of new crop vs. 9% last year and vs. 25% average

- El Nino weather pattern is expected to bring torrential rains to Argentina next month, which is expected to cause farmers to plant more soybeans and less corn

- Statistics Canada reported the country's canola stocks at 2.3 MMT as of July 31, up from the 1.4 MMT market estimate but down 23% vs. last year's 3.0 MMT

- French Ag Min raised its estimate of rapeseed crop to 5.25 MMT from 5.0 MMT last month, down 5% from last year's harvest of 5.52 MMT

- French Ag Min trimmed slightly its forecast of sunflower crop to 1.29 MMT from 1.31 MMT last month, confirming an 18% fall from last year's harvest of 1.58 MMT

- Buenos Aires Grain Exchange estimated sunflower planting 16.7% done as of Sep 3, up 6.3% on the week, and vs. 16.3% a year ago. The exchange forecasts country's sunflower planting area at 1.45 mln ha this year