- Mar 13 - South Korea's KFA bought around 55,000 tons of US or South American soymeal at 402.87 $/t c&f

- Conab cut its forecast for the 2014/15 soybean harvest to 93.3 MMT from its February outlook of 94.6 MMT. Still seen at a record well above last year's 86.1 MMT, with the crop more than 40% harvested

- Conab estimated Brazil's 2014/15 soybean exports at 46.8 MMT vs. expectations of 47.8 MMT last month

- Brazil's soybean exports will likely rise to more than 7 MMT in March. Brazil exported only 870,000 tons of soybeans in February, 69% less than in the previous year

- China imported 4.26 MMT of soybean in February, lower than the 6.88 MMT in January, as crushers scaled down operations during the holiday. March imports are seen about 4.5 MMT as the US sales season comes to an end. China will shift to South American soybeans from the second quarter

- USDA in its March S&D report left its forecast for US 2014/15 soy ending stocks unchanged at 385 million bushels, above an average of analyst estimates of 376 million. USDA raised its forecast for global soy ending stocks to 89.53 MMT from 89.26 MMT last month

- US export inspections were average for soybeans for week, ending Mar 5, reporting that 625,713 tons were inspected for export, down from 650,667 last week

- Weekly US soybean export sales data for week ended Mar 5 – 198,700 tons (incl. 167,900 for 2014/15), the lowest since mid-January, vs. expected 300-500,000 tons

- Allendale Inc. forecasts US farmers will boost soybean plantings this spring to a record 86.052 million acres vs. 83.701 million in 2014