WHEAT

- Apr 5 - Tunisia seeks 42,000 MT of optional origin durum wheat for shipment between July 15-Aug 15

- US wheat export inspections for week, ending March 31, recorded 318,348 MT, within the market forecasts (275-400 TMT). Inspections for 2015/16 are running 12.3% behind year-ago

- Bad weather during winter and spring sowing is likely to reduce the wheat harvest in Russia, Ukraine and Romania

- Philippines says can import another 500,000 MT of rice if needed

CORN

- Taiwan bought 112,000 MT of corn for May-June shipment

- US corn export inspections for week, ending Mar 31, reported 1,054,042 MT, topped the market expectations (750-950 TMT). Inspections for 2015/16 are running 15.9% behind year-ago

- EIA estimated US ethanol production for January at 30.319 million barrels versus 31.075 million barrels in December and vs. 29.755 million barrels a year ago

SOYBEAN

- Apr 4 - Argentina grants export licenses for 206,000 MT of soybeans, 167,500 MT of soyoil and 156,800 MT of soymeal

- India bought 10,000 MT of Ukrainian non-GMO soymeal for import despite 15% import tax due to high price of domestic meal

- US soybean export inspections for week, ending Mar 31, reported 204,974 MT, below the trade forecasts that ranged from 300,000 to 500,000 MT. Inspections for the 2015/16 marketing year are running 7.3% behind year-ago

- EIA said US January biodiesel production at 105 million gallons vs. 108 million gallons in December and vs. 72 million gallons a year ago

- EIA said 392 million lbs. of soybean oil used for biodiesel in January (52% of feedstocks used to produce biodiesel) vs. 436 million lbs. in December and vs. 306 million lbs. a year ago

- France's largest rapeseed buyer Avril (Saipol) has raised the oil content benchmark (from 40 to 42%) in its contracts for next season, as it seeks to reduce the quality premium it pays