- Analysts expect the USDA, in the today's monthly reports, to cut its domestic corn and soybean production and yield projections from August

- EU in week ended September 8 granted licenses to export 39 TMT of corn, bringing the total this season to 328 TMT vs. 54 TMT a year ago

- EU in week ended September 8 awarded 21 TMT of corn (maize) import certificates, taking the volume so far this season to 1.393 MMT vs. 1.997 MMT a year ago

- FranceAgriMer said 56% of France's corn crops were in good to excellent condition as of September 7, up 1% from the prior week's 55% , but well below vs. 86% a year ago

- Rosario Exchange increased its estimate of 2014/15 Argentine corn crop to 27.3 MMT from previous estimate of 25.8 MMT, but sees new crop seeding for 2015/16 down 23% on year to 3.3 mln ha

- Buenos Aires Grain Exchange raised its estimate of Argentina's 2014/15 corn crop to 26.3 MMT, up 300,000 MT from previous estimate, with harvest 100% completed as of September 10

- Ukraine's Ag Min said Ukraine exported 6.955 MMT of grain between July 1-Sep 10, 2015 (vs. 6.22 MMT for the same period last year), including wheat – 3.424 MMT (vs. 3.48 MMT a year ago), corn – 1.332 MMT (vs. 394 TMT), barley – 2.184 MMT (vs. 2.261 MMT) and other grains – 15 TMT (vs. 84 TMT). An additional 309 TMT of grain had been loaded on vessels and should leave Ukraine in the coming days

- Ukraine (GPZKU) wants more flexibility under $1.5 billion grain deal with China. GPZKU is proposing 1% of contract value as commission instead of the present fixed rate of 5 $/mt and wants to have the right to sell grain to 3rd parties if CCEC decides not to buy

- US Ethanol production for the week ended September 4 climbed by 10,000 barrels to 958,000 barrels per day, it is up 3.3% from last year's level (927,000 bpd). Stocks fell by 360,000 barrels to 18.642 million barrels, but up vs. 18.021 million barrels a year ago