WHEAT

- Aug 30 - Jordan seeks 100,000 MT of optional origin hard milling wheat

- Aug 24 - Japan received no offers for 120,000 MT of feed wheat and 200,000 MT of feed barley in a simultaneous buy and sell (SBS) auction. New SBS tender for the same amounts for each grain will be held on August 31

- Aug 23 - Jordan cancelled tender to buy 100,000 MT of optional origin hard milling wheat

- Aug 23 - Egypt's GASC cancelled wheat tender to buy an unspecified amount of wheat from global suppliers for September 21-30 shipment, citing high prices. The lowest offer was for 55,000 MT of Ukrainian wheat at 171.10 $/mt fob (182.17 $/mt c&f)

- Statistics Canada estimated Canada's 2016 all-wheat crop at 30.487 MMT, the second largest wheat crop in 25 years and slightly above average market expectation of 30.4 MMT

- SovEcon expects Russia to increase grain exports to 3.5 MMT (incl. 3.1 MMT of wheat) in August from 2.2 MMT (incl. 1.5 MMT of wheat) in July

- Kazakh Ag Min said Kazakhstan exported 667,600 MT of grain between July 1-August 20, 2016/17 vs. 687,600 MT a year ago, incl. flour – 309,400 MT in wheat equivalent vs. 301,000 MT in the same period of 2015/16

- Kazakh farmers harvested 2.18 MMT of all grains as of August 23, up from 1.59 MMT a year ago. Yields totalled 1.97 mt/ha up from 1.53 mt/ha a year ago

- China has procured 59.3 MMT of reserve wheat by August 15, up 7.3% (or 4.01 MMT) from last year

- China's July wheat imports up 1.5% on year to 305,802 MT. China's Jan-Jul wheat imports rose 22.7% on year to 2.081 MMT

CORN

- Aug 24 - South Korea's KOCOPIA seeks 55,000 MT of worldwide origin corn for Dec 20 arrival

- Aug 23 - Argentina grants export licenses for 25,065 MT of corn

- Aug 23 - Argentina grants export licenses for 24,500 MT of barley

- Dr. Michael Cordonnier left his projection for US 2016 corn crop unchanged from prior week at 14.96-billion bu

- According to Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour, an average corn yield expected at 149.78 bu. per acre in South Dakota; 148.96 bpa in Ohio; 158.6 bpa in Nebraska and 173.42 bpa in Indiana

- SAGIS estimated South Africa's corn stocks as of July 31 were at 5.074 MMT vs. 4.057 MMT a month ago and 7.182 MMT a year ago

- SAGIS estimated S. Africa's May-Jul 2016/17 corn exports at 230,138 MT vs. 216,357 MT a year ago

- SAGIS estimated S. Africa's May-Jul 2016/17 corn imports at 426,876 MT vs. 142,060 MT a year ago

- Statistics Canada forecasts Canada's 2016 corn crop at 12.349 MMT, behind average market expectation of 12.4 MMT and last year's 13.559 MMT

- Statistics Canada forecasts Canada's 2016 barley crop at 8.704 MMT, above average market expectation of 8.6 MMT and last year's 8.226 MMT

- Statistics Canada forecasts Canada's 2016 oats crop at 3.018 MMT, below average market expectation of 3.2 MMT and last year's 3.428 MMT

- Statistics Canada predicts Canada's 2016 peas crop at a record high of 4.611 MMT, above average market expectation of 4.3 MMT and last year's 3.201 MMT

- Statistics Canada forecasts Canada's 2016 lentil production at a record high of 3.234 MMT, above average market expectation of 3.1 MMT and last year's 2.373 MMT

- China imported only 28,985 MT of corn last month, down 97.4% from the year-ago level. For the first seven months of the year, China has imported 2.934 MMT of corn, down 21.91% from year-ago

- China imported 377,737 MT of distillers' dried grains (DDGS) in June, up 60.3% from June but down 65.9% from a year-ago. China's Jan-Jul DDGs imports fell 46% on year to 1.917 MMT

- China imported 24,639 cubic meters of ethanol in June, down 77.9% from June and down 64% from last year

- China's June barley imports fell 71.9% on year to 360,296 MT. China's Jan-Jul barley imports dropped 61.6% on year to 2.55 MMT

- Chinese state-run grain trader Cofco will buy the remaining stake it does not already own in Dutch firm Nidera

SOYBEAN

- Aug 23 - Egypt's GASC bought 10,000 MT sunflower oil from ADM at 816 $/mt c&f for October 15-30 arrival, but made no purchase of soybean oil

- Aug 23 - Argentina grants export licenses for 329,400 MT of soymeal

- Dr. Michael Cordonnier left his projection for US 2016 soybean crop unchanged from prior week at 4.05-billion bu

- Argentine Ag Minister says any change in soybean export taxes should come after the new crop

- China has procured 990,000 MT of reserve rapeseed by August 15, down 18,9% (or 230,000 MT) from last year

- China imported 7.758 MMT of soybeans during July down 18.3% from year-ago. China's Jan-Jul soybean imports up 3.8% on year to 46.323 MMT

- China's July soy oil imports fell 55.1% from year-ago levels to 98,329 MT. China's Jan-Jul soy oil imports fell 22.9% on year to 285,676 MT

- China's July rapeseed imports up 68.7% on year to 341,113 MT. China's Jan-Jul rapeseed imports fell 8.2% on year to 2.335 MMT

- China's July rapeseed oil imports fell by 32.7% on year to 31,748 MT, mainly from Canada. China's Jan-Jul rapeseed oil imports decreased 9.8% on year to 426,559 MT

- China's July rapeseed meal imports down by 56.4% on year to 11,000 MT. China's Jan-Jul rapeseed meal imports rose 92.2% on year to 172,967 MT

- China's July palm oil imports down 53.7% on year to 332,568 MT, mainly from Indonesia and Malaysia. China's Jan-Jul palm oil imports fell 31.1% on year to 2.198 MMT

- Statistics Canada surprised the oilseed trade with a lower-than-expected canola production projection of 17.024 MMT, down 1.2% from 2015 and down from average market expectation of 18.1 MMT

- Statistics Canada estimated Canada's 2016 soybeans crop at 5.827 MMT, below average market expectation of 5.9 MMT and last year's 6.235 MMT

- Ukrainian farmers have planted 346,405 hectares of winter rapeseed as of August 23 up from 162,100 ha a year ago. Farms plan to sow around 720,000 hectares of winter rapeseed this year

- Ukrainian farmers started harvesting of sunflower seed. As of August 23 was harvested 27,900 MT from 0.2% of the planned area with yields at 2.03 mt/ha

- Malaysia will delay the implementation of a higher biodiesel mandate (B10) to the fourth quarter from its earlier plan of July