WHEAT

- Aug 12 - Saudi Arabia seeks 600,000 MT of hard wheat, 12.5% protein, in 10 equal consignments for Oct-Nov shipment

- Aug 10 - China auctioned 8,914 MT of 2013 imported US #2 soft red winter wheat from state reserves, or 20% of the offered amount (44,581 MT), at an average price of 2,524 RMB/mt (380 $/mt)

- Aug 15 - Jordan seeks 10,000-15,000 MT of wheat bran in 25 kg bags for Sept shipment

- Egypt has set buying price for local rice at 2,300-2,400 EGP/mt (259-270 $/mt) and plans to buy 2 MMT of paddy rice during the harvest season that starts this month; also continue to ban exports of the grain

CORN

- Aug 11 - China sold 213,599 MT of 2013 corn at average price of 1,583 RMB/mt (238 $/mt) out of the 3,198,162 MT of reserve corn offered at auction

- Lanworth raised its forecast for US's 2016 сorn production by 4% to 370 MMT (14.6 bln bu)

- Brazil could clear US GMO-corn imports this fall

- US Ethanol production for the week ended August 5 increased by 14,000 barrels to 1,018,000 barrels per day, up 5.5% from last year's level of 965,000 bpd. Stocks fell by 143,000 barrels from the week prior to 20.46 million barrels, but up 10.4% vs. 18.529 million barrels a year ago

- Cargill said Q4 revenue fell 5% to $27.1 bln