WHEAT

- May 29 - Japan bought 11,524 MT of feed wheat for Oct 31 arrival via SBS-tender. New SBS tender for 120,000 MT of feed wheat and 200,000 MT of feed barley will be held on June 5

- May 28 - Jordan has made no purchase in an international tender for 120,000 MT of optional-origin hard milling wheat and re-tender on June 12

- May 28 - Argentina registered 125,000 MT of wheat for export

- US wheat export inspections for week, ending May 23, recorded 494,097 MT, within trade expectations (400-700 TMT). Inspections for 2018/19 are running 2.8% ahead of year-ago

- USDA reports 61% of the winter wheat crop is in good to excellent condition as of May 26, down 5% points from prior week and behind of average analyst expectations (65%), but well above last year's 38%. USDA said spring wheat was 84% planted, above an average of analysts' forecasts of 83%, but behind the five-year average of 91% and last year's 89%

- Russian farmers have sown 10.8 million ha of spring wheat or 88.3% of planned area as of May 28 vs. 8 million ha a year ago

CORN

- May 28 - Argentina registered 501,731 MT of corn for export

- US corn export inspections for week, ending May 23, reported 1,098,948 MT, topped trade estimates (0.6-1 MMT). Inspections for 2018/19 are running 1.4% ahead of year-ago

- USDA said the US corn crop was 58% planted by May 26, well behind the five-year average of 90% and last year's 90%, also below an average of analysts' forecasts of 63%

- South Africa's Crop Estimates Committee (CEC) raised its forecast of corn output this year to 10.9 MMT from 10.655 MMT last month, above average market expectations of 10.7 MMT. It still would be 13% less than last year (12.51 MMT in 2018)

- Ukraine's Ag Min said Ukraine exported about 46.13 MMT of grain between July 1-May 29, 2018/19 vs. 36.38 MMT for the same period of last season, including 14.93 MMT of wheat (16.08 MMT a year ago), 26.95 MMT of corn (15.91 MMT) and 3.5 MMT of barley (4.19 MMT)

- Ukrainian farmers have sown 4.57 million ha of corn or 98% of planned area as of May 28

- Russian farmers have sown 7.2 million ha of spring barley or 91.6% of planned area as of May 28 vs. 6.4 million ha a year ago

- Russian farmers have sown 2.5 million ha of corn or 96.8% of planned area as of May 28 vs. 2.4 million ha a year ago

SOYBEAN

- May 30 - South Korea's NOFI seeks about 30,000 MT of animal feed meals for June-August shipment: 10,000 MT of rapeseed meal, 12,000 MT of palm kernel expellers and 8,000 MT of corn gluten feed          

- May 28 - Argentina registered for export 432,000 MT of soymeal and 287,240 MT of soybeans

- US soybean export inspections for week, ending May 23, reported 532,881 MT, within trade expectations (450-650 TMT). Inspections for the 2018/19 marketing year are running 27.1% behind of year-ago

- USDA said 29% of the US soybean crop was planted as of May 26, behind of market forecasts (31%) and compared to 74% last year and a 66% five-year average

- Ukrainian farmers have sown 5.51 million ha of sunflower or 96.5% of planned area as of May 28

- Ukrainian farmers have sown 1.43 million ha of soybeans or 78.6% of planned area as of May 28

- Russian farmers have sown 7.7 million ha of sunflower or 99.3% of planned area as of May 28 vs. 6.9 million ha a year ago

- Russian farmers have sown 2.2 million ha of soybeans or 70.7% of planned area as of May 28 vs. 2 million ha a year ago