WHEAT

- Apr 29 - Saudi Arabia's SAGO seeks 550,000 MT of hard wheat for July-August shipment

- Apr 27 - Argentina grants export licenses for 80,000 MT of low protein wheat

- Egypt's government had bought 129,114 MT of local wheat since procurement season began April 15

- Australia is expected to see higher rainfall than average from May to July. Wetter weather would be particularly welcomed by wheat growers, who have just planted their latest crops. Australia is expected to produce 24.5 MMT of wheat during the 2016/17 season, the highest level in three years

- Russian Ag Min estimated spring wheat planting 6.0% (or 790,100 ha) done as of April 27 vs. 420,700 ha a year ago

CORN

- Ukraine's April grain exports seen at 2.7 MMT, a record for this month. Ukraine's Ag Min said Ukraine exported 33 MMT of grain between July 1-Apr 27, 2015/16, including: corn – 15 MMT; wheat – 14 MMT; barley – 4.1 MMT

- JCI says that China's reserve corn purchases from 2015/16 corn crop a record 123.4 MMT thru Apr 25

- Some rains across Brazil's safrinha corn belt have stabilized the crop for now

- Russian Ag Min estimated spring barley planting 34.3% (or 2.78 mln ha) done as of April 27 vs. 2.24 mln ha a year ago

- Russian farmers planted 1.18 mln ha of maize or 39.3% of planned area as of Apr 27 vs. 793,300 ha a year ago

- US Ethanol production for the week ended Apr 22 decreased by 12,000 barrels to 927,000 barrels per day, up 0.7% from last year's level of 921,000 bpd. Stocks fell by 417,000 barrels to 21.629 million barrels, up 4.0% vs. 20.797 million barrels a year ago

SOYBEAN

- Philippines seeks 41,000 MT of soymeal for Aug-Sep shipment

- Apr 27 - USDA announced export sales of 393,000 MT of US soybeans for delivery to unknown destinations during 2015/16 (350,000 MT) and 2016/17 (43,000 MT)

- Apr 27 - Argentina grants export licenses for 57,438 MT of soymeal

- A third of Argentina's soy farms remain swamped after early April storms, with crop loss estimates at 5 MMT. The areas hardest hit by the storms were in Cordoba, Buenos Aires, Entre Rios, Santa Fe and Chaco provinces. Flooding on the Pampas grain belt could end up benefiting US farmers

- Russian farmers have sown 1.5 mln ha of sunflower or 21.6% of planned area as of April 27 vs. 991,700 ha a year ago

- Russian farmers planted 145,400 ha of soybeans or 6.6% of planned area as of Apr 27 compare to 66,900 ha a year ago