WHEAT

- Sept 9 - Taiwan Flour Millers' Association seeks 87,900 MT of US milling wheat for Oct-Nov shipment

- USDA estimated 91% of the US spring wheat crop was harvested as of Sept 4, behind analysts' forecasts of 92% (88-94% – range) and last year's pace of 92%, but ahead 5-year mean of 75%

- US wheat export inspections for week, ending Sept 1, recorded 639,315 MT, topped the market forecasts (350-550 TMT). Inspections for 2016/17 are running 30.3% ahead of year-ago

- Japan would sell imported wheat to domestic millers at an average price of 48,470 yen/mt (477 $/mt) in October-March, down 7.9% from the previous six-month period (52,610 yen/mt), reflecting lower international prices

- Egypt's parliament approved on Tuesday the appointment of Major General Mohamed Ali El-Sheikh as supply minister after his predecessor resigned amid allegations of corruption in wheat procurement

- Thailand sold 755,012 MT of rice from state stockpiles in two auctions in August

- Philippines plans lift restrictions on rice imports by 2017

CORN

- Sept 7 - Algeria's OAIC seeks at least 50,000 MT of optional-origin feed barley for Oct shipment

- Sept 7 - 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 Sept 14

- Sept 6 - Argentina grants export licenses for 16,630 MT of corn

- Sept 6 - Argentina grants export licenses for 20,000 MT of barley and 13,850 MT of malt

- US corn export inspections for week, ending Sept 1, reported 1,468,505 MT, topped market forecasts (1-1.3 MMT). Inspections for 2016/17 are running 40% behind year-ago

- USDA rated 74% of the US corn crop in good-to-excellent condition as of Sept 4, down 1% point from the previous week and matching the market expectations of 74% (73-75% – range), but up compared to 68% a year-ago. USDA progress and conditions report shows 18% of the corn mature, ahead of last year's pace of 17%, but behind 5-year mean of 20% and analysts' forecasts of 20% (18-22% – range)

- Ukrainian farmers harvested 144,200 MT of maize from 0.9% of the planned area as of Sept 6, up from 116,800 MT a year ago. Yields totalled 3.9 mt/ha down from 4.39 mt/ha a year ago

SOYBEAN

- Sept 6 - Egypt's FIHC bought 15,000 MT soybean oil from ADM at 784 $/mt c&f on an immediate payment basis for October 10-30 arrival, but made no purchase of sunflower oil

- Sept 6 - Argentina grants export licenses for 61,500 MT of soymeal

- Argentina's biodiesel exports could increase by up to 80% in 2016 from a year earlier to 1.4 MMT thanks to growing sales to the US. Last year Argentina exported just 800,000 MT. In just the first half of 2016, exports reached 590,000 MT

- US soybean export inspections for week, ending Sept 1, reported 1,232,739 MT, above the trade forecasts that ranged from 700,000 to 950,000 MT. Inspections for the 2016/17 marketing year are sharply ahead of year-ago

- USDA rated 73% of the US soybean crop in good to excellent condition as of Sept 4, unchanged from a week earlier, ahead of analysts' expectations of 72% (71-73% – range) and compared to 63% a year-ago. USDA progress and conditions report shows 12% of the soy crop dropping leaves, equalling to 5-year mean of 12%, but behind of last year's pace of 15% and analysts' forecasts of 17% (13-23% – range)

- Ukrainian farmers harvested 909,400 MT of sunseed from 8% of the planned area as of Sept 6, down from 912,700 MT a year ago. Yields totalled 1.93 mt/ha, unchanged from a year ago

- Ukrainian farmers harvested 205,500 MT of soybean from 5.5% of the planned area as of Sept 6, down from 412,900 MT a year ago. Yields totalled 2.02 mt/ha up from 1.77 mt/ha a year ago

- Ukrainian farmers have planted 588,400 hectares of winter rapeseed (81.3% of plan) as of Sept 6 up from 387,900 ha a year ago