WHEAT

- Oct 14 - Taiwan Flour Millers' Association seeks 80,630 MT of US milling wheat for Dec-Jan shipment

- Oct 13 - Algeria's OAIC seeks at least 50,000 MT of optional-origin soft milling wheat for Nov-Dec shipment

- Oct 12 - Philippines seeks up to 155,000 MT of optional origin feed wheat in three consignments for Dec-Feb shipment

- Oct 12 - Japan bought 16,190 MT of feed wheat for February 28 arrival via SBS-tender. It will skip auctions next week

- Oct 11 - Argentina grants export licenses for 21,250 MT of wheat

- US wheat export inspections for week, ending Oct 6, recorded 432,859 MT, within the market forecasts (400-600 TMT). Inspections for 2016/17 are running 26.5% ahead of year-ago

- USDA estimated 59% of the US winter wheat crop was planted as of Oct 9, behind of analyst expectations for 60% planted (range 57-64%) and also below last year's pace and 5-year mean of 60%

- China has procured 75.82 MMT of reserve wheat by September 30, up 14.3% (or 9.51 MMT) from last year

- Oct 12 - Russia bought 46,305 MT of intervention grain (41,175 MT of wheat and 5,130 MT of barley) via tender on the NTB (National Trade Exchange, Moscow Exchange). Making the total bought since Sep 19 at 417,420 MT of 2016/17 grain (385,965 MT of wheat and 31,455 MT of barley)

- Russian farmers harvested 75.52 MMT of wheat from 97.7% of the planned area as of Oct 11, up from 63 MMT a year ago. Yields totalled 2.79 mt/ha up from 2.52 mt/ha a year ago

- Russian farmers have planted 14.53 million hectares (83.8% of the planned area) of winter crops as of October 11 vs. 14.45 mln ha a year ago

- Ukrainian farmers have planted 4.452 million hectares of winter wheat (71.8% of plan) as of Oct 11 down from 4.769 mln ha a year ago

- Kazakh farmers harvested 23.23 MMT of all grains from 99.3% of the planned area as of Oct 12, up from 17.43 MMT a year ago. Yields totalled 1.52 mt/ha up from 1.26 mt/ha a year ago

- Thailand will sell 100,000 MT of 5% white rice at 394-399 $/mt to China within the next month, following a government-to-government deal agreed last year

CORN

- Oct 19 - Jordan seeks 100,000 MT of optional origin feed barley for March shipment

- Oct 12 - Indonesia's Bulog seeks at least 150,000 MT of corn for arrival not later than December 25, 2016

- Oct 12 - China sold 26,878 MT of 2014 corn from state reserves, or 2% of the offered amount (1.3 MMT), at average price of 1,552 RMB/mt (233 $/mt)

- Oct 11 - USDA announced export sales of 161,544 MT of US corn to unknown destinations for delivery during 2016/17

- Oct 11 - Argentina grants export licenses for 98,021 MT of corn

- US corn export inspections for week, ending Oct 6, reported 1,131,707 MT, in line with market forecasts (1.1-1.4 MMT). Inspections for 2016/17 are running 79.1% ahead year-ago

- USDA rated 73% of the US corn crop in good-to-excellent condition as of Oct 9, as expected, unchanged from the previous week, but up compared to 68% a year-ago. USDA estimated 35% of the US corn crop was harvested, behind analysts' forecasts of 38% (34-42% – range) and also below last year's pace and 5-year mean of 38%

- Dr. Michael Cordonnier left his forecast of South America's 2016/17 corn crop unchanged this week at 122.3 MMT compared to 97.2 MMT in 2015/16

- Ukrainian farmers harvested 7.806 MMT of maize from 33.5% of the planned area as of Oct 11, down from 9.477 MMT a year ago. Yields totalled 5.5 mt/ha up from 5.01 mt/ha a year ago

- Ukrainian farmers have planted 299,300 hectares of winter barley (29.1% of plan) as of Oct 11 vs. 365,700 ha a year ago

- Russian farmers harvested 19.0 MMT of barley from 96.7% of the planned area as of Oct 11, up from 17.98 MMT a year ago. Yields totalled 2.35 mt/ha up from 2.24 mt/ha a year ago

- Russian farmers harvested 5.42 MMT of maize from 34.7% of the planned area as of Oct 11, down from 6.47 MT a year ago. Yields totalled 5.4 mt/ha up from 5.0 mt/ha a year ago

SOYBEAN

- Oct 12 - Philippines seeks up to 117,000 MT of optional origin soymeal in three consignments for Dec-Feb shipment

- Oct 11 - Argentina grants export licenses for 24,400 MT of soybeans and 60,920 MT of soymeal

- US soybean export inspections for week, ending Oct 6, reported 1,801,074 MT, topped the trade forecasts that ranged from 1.0 to 1.2 MMT. Inspections for the 2016/17 marketing year are running 18.4% ahead of year-ago

- USDA rated 74% of the US soybean crop in good-to-excellent condition as of Oct 9, as expected, unchanged from the previous week, but ahead compared to 64% a year-ago. USDA estimated 44% of the US soybean crop was harvested, behind analysts' forecasts of 48% (44-51% – range) and also below last year's pace of 56% and 5-year mean of 47%

- Dr. Michael Cordonnier raised his forecast of South America's 2016/17 soybean crop this week by 1 MMT to 174.2 MMT (165.5 MMT in 2015/16) due to increase forecast for Brazil by 1 MMT to 101 MMT (95.5 MMT in 2015/16)

- Safras & Mercado forecasts that soybean exports from Brazil during 2016/17 (February-January) would rise 3% from the previous season to 53 MMT

- Ukrainian farmers harvested 9.871 MMT of sunseed from 76.3% of the planned area as of Oct 11, up from 9.624 MMT a year ago. Yields totalled 2.19 mt/ha up from 2.12 mt/ha a year ago

- Ukrainian farmers harvested 2.691 MMT of soybean from 67.7% of the planned area as of Oct 11, down from 2.751 MMT a year ago. Yields totalled 2.16 mt/ha up from 1.73 mt/ha a year ago

- Ukrainian farmers have planted 758,000 hectares of winter rapeseed (104.7% of plan) as of Oct 11 up from 606,800 ha a year ago

- Russian farmers harvested 5.67 MMT of sunseed from 44.6% of the planned area as of Oct 11, down from 7.32 MMT a year ago. Yields totalled 1.69 mt/ha up from 1.59 mt/ha a year ago

- Russian farmers harvested 1.66 MMT of soybean from 42.3% of the planned area as of Oct 11, up from 1.54 MMT a year ago. Yields totalled 1.79 mt/ha up from 1.55 mt/ha a year ago

- Russian farmers harvested 1.02 MMT of rapeseed from 83.8% of the planned area as of Oct 11, up from 995,300 MT a year ago. Yields totalled 1.23 mt/ha down from 1.32 mt/ha a year ago