- Strategie Grains lowered its estimate of EU corn crop to 57.4 MMT, down 2.3 MMT from August (59.7 MMT) and vs. 75.7 MMT in 2014

- EU in week ended September 15 granted licenses to export 29 TMT of corn, bringing the total this season to 357 TMT vs. 100 TMT a year ago

- EU in week ended September 15 awarded 34 TMT of corn (maize) import certificates, taking the volume so far this season to 1.427 MMT vs. 2.095 MMT a year ago

- FranceAgriMer said 55% of France's corn crops were in good to excellent condition as of September 14, down 1% from the prior week's 56% , and well below vs. 86% a year ago

- France has asked the European Commission to exclude it from cultivation of nine GM corn strains

- Weekly US corn export sales data for week ended September 10 – 533,000 MT for 2015/16, within analyst expectations of 400,000-600,000 MT

- Ukraine's Ag Min said Ukraine exported 7.705 MMT of grain between July 1-Sep 17, 2015 (vs. 7.142 MMT for the same period last year), including wheat – 4.01 MMT (vs. 4.085 MMT a year ago), corn – 1.333 MMT (vs. 416 TMT), barley – 2.347 MMT (vs. 2.546 MMT) and other grains – 15 TMT (vs. 93 TMT). An additional 356 TMT of grain had been loaded on vessels and should leave Ukraine in the coming days

- China will cut the price it pays for corn for its state reserves by as much as 10% for the 2015/16 marketing year

- COFCO forecasts China's 2015/16 DDGs imports at 4.5 MMT down 13% from 2014/15. Large stocks due to overbought volumes and lighter demand than expected could limit imports until October or even the end of the year. Port stocks of DDGs climbed to a record 1.01 MMT as of Aug 21

- Stats Canada estimates Canada's 2015 corn for grain production at 12.7 MMT, up from August estimate of 12.3 MMT and up 12.5% from 2014

- Argentina's Ag Min estimated Argentine 2014/15 corn crop at 33.8 MMT

- Brazilian hydrated ethanol sales jumped 56% in August compared with a year earlier