WHEAT

- Saudi Arabia (GSFMO) tenders to buy 660,000 tons of hard wheat (12.5% protein) for April-May shipment

- Jan 29 - Lebanon tenders to buy 30,000 tons of milling wheat (12.5% protein) for Mar shipment

- Jan 30 - South Korea's KFA tenders to buy 30,000 tons of feed wheat for Apr arrival

- Feb 5 - Taiwan tenders to buy 86,280 tons of US milling wheat for Mar- Apr shipment

- Morocco's ONICL seeks 171,600 tons of soft wheat in local market for subsidised flour. ONICL will open the bids on Feb 10

- Jan 28 - Jordan bought 100,000 tons of hard wheat, likely from Romania, at 249.75 $/t c&f for July shipment

- Bahrain seeking about 30,000 tons of wheat for March-April shipment. The tender closed on Monday, Jan 26, and offers are still being considered

- An importer in the UAE bought about 40,000 tons of Australian, Canadian wheat, 20,000 tons of Australian feed barley and 15,000 tons of Brazilian soymeal in a tender which closed last week

- Jan 22 - Lowest offer in Bangladesh wheat tender - 264.75 CIF liner out

- Thai mills bought 50,000 tons of U.S. wheat for March shipment at 330 $/t c&f for western white wheat, 278 $/t c&f for hard red winter and 325 $/t c&f for spring wheat (14% protein)

- Indonesian buyers are looking to buy 100,000 - 150,000 tons more wheat after taking 25,000 tons of Australian standard wheat at 280 $/t c&f for March shipment

- Pakistan plans to export 1.2 MMT of wheat

- Russia Ag Min said Russia has exported 22.088 MMT of grain between July 1 – Jan 21 up 29.7% from a year ago, including wheat – 17.341 MMT, corn – 1.195 MMT and barley – 3.273 MMT

- Russia bought 340,180 tons of intervention grains between Sept 30, 2014 – Jan 28, 2015, including wheat – 135,000 tons, barley – 113,650 tons and rye – 91,530 tons

- Russia, Ukraine winter crops hit by dry autumn

- Ukraine's Ag Min said Ukraine has exported 21.306 MMT of grain between July 1, 2014 – Jan 28, 2015 including wheat – 8.579 MMT, corn – 8.692 MMT and barley – 3.8 MMT

- Ukraine Ag Min estimated 2014/15 grain exports at a record 37.0 MMT vs. 32.8 MMT in 2013/14

- Ukraine to curb food wheat exports to 1.2 MMT in Jan-June period

- Argentina's Ag Min estimated 2014/15 wheat crop at 13.9 MMT vs. 13.2 MMT previously

- CEC estimated South Africa's 2014 wheat output at 1.776 MMT vs. previous estimate of 1.76 MMT

- China sold 17,165 (30% of the 57,435 tons) of US soft red winter wheat and 251,107 (40% of the 632,586 tons) of domestic wheat offered in auction

CORN

- Jan 29 - South Korea's KOCOPIA seeks 110,000 tons of corn (55,000 tons of US origin and 55,000 tons of world-wide origin) for May arrival

- Jan 29 - South Korea's NOFI seeks up to 280,000 tons of corn for July-August arrival

- Jan 26 - South Korea FLC bought 57,000 tons of optional origin corn from Concordia at 205.95 $/t c&f+1.5 $/t surcharge for extra port unloading for July arrival

- Jan 23 - South Korea's KFA Busan bought 110,000 tons of optional-origin corn 50,000 tons at 207.6 $/t c&f+1.00 $/t surcharge for additional port unloading and 60,000 tons at 208.89 $/t c&f+1.50 $/t for July arrival

- Jan 22 - South Korea NOFI bought 168,000 tons of corn at 207-207.75$/t c&f for June arrival

- China's 2014 corn imports down 20.4% on year to 2.6 MMT

- China's corn imports from Ukraine in 2014 up 785% on year to 964,291 tons

- China's 2014 DDG imports rose 35.3% to 5.4 MMT (almost all from the US)

- IGC raised forecast for 2014/15 world corn output to record 992 MMT

- CEC estimated South Africa's 2015 corn area at 2.656 MH down 1.2% from a year ago

- ISAAA estimated US expanded biotech crop plantings in 2014 to 73.1 MH (million hectares), up 4.3% from 2013. Top biotech crops included corn, soybeans and cotton

- ISAAA estimated Brazil's 2014 biotech crop plantings at 42.2 MH, up 4.7% from 2013

- ISAAA estimated Worldwide's 2014 biotech crop plantings at 181.5 MH, up 3.6% from 2013

SOYBEAN

- Jan 27 - USDA announced 120,000 tons of US soybeans canceled by China for 2014/15 shipment

- Jan 27 - USDA announced 111,000 tons of US soybeans sold to unknown for 2014/15 shipment

- AgRural said 3% of Brazilian bean crop has been harvested unchanged with average

- Oil World estimated 2015 Brazilian bean crop at 89-93 MMT

- Cordonnier estimated Brazil's 2014/15 soybean crop at 93.0 MMT vs. previous estimate of 93.5 MMT

- Cordonnier estimated Argentina's 2014/15 soybean crop at 56.0 MMT vs. previous estimate of 55.0 MMT

BARLEY

- Jan 27 - Jordan bought 100,000 tons of feed barley, likely Romanian, from trader Sarels at 230 $/t c&f for June-July shipment

- Jan 28 - Japan received no offers for SBS tender for 120,000 wheat and 200,000 barley

- Molson Coors sells UK malting business to Soufflet

OTHERS

- Vietnam Statistics Office estimated Jan rice exports at 350,000 tons down 4% from a year ago

- Philippines plans to import up to 500,000 tons of rice for deliveries starting in March to boost its stockpiles ahead of the lean harvest season

- Surveyor SGS estimated Malaysia's Jan 1-25 palm oil exports at 877,730 tons down 19% from a month ago

- US approves Argentina proposal to qualify for biofuel credits