- Mar 10 - USDA announced 107,255 tons of US sorghum sold to China for 2015/16 shipment

- China should limit annual grain imports up to 11 MMT. Beijing would control grains imports to try to cut oversupply because record stockpiles are leading to storage problems. Annual imports of 11 MMT would be 43% lower than imports last year. China imported 19.3 MMT of grains in 2014, with import growth largely driven by sorghum, where imports rose 439% on year to a record 5.77 MMT

- Indonesia's 2015 corn imports seen down nearly 29% to about 2.5 MMT vs. 3.5 MMT in 2014

- FAS USDA estimated Saudi Arabia's 2014/15 corn imports at around 3.5 MMT, up 30% compared to the previous year

- FAS USDA expected Saudi Arabia's 2015/16 corn imports at around 4.5 MMT

- EU politicians on Wednesday, Mar 11, signed a new law on the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops in the European Union, clearing the way for a wave of approvals after years of deadlock. One of the first crops to get European Commission endorsement is likely to be an insect resistant maize known as 1507, whose developers DuPont and Dow Chemical have been waiting 14 years for the EU executive to authorise its cultivation in the EU

- EU in week ended March 10 granted licences to export 33 KMT of corn, bringing the total this season to 2.079 MMT vs. 2.233 MMT a year ago

- EU in week ended March 10 awarded 397 KMT of corn (maize) certificates, taking the volume so far this season to 6.516 MMT vs. 9.262 MMT a year ago

- Exporters will ship at least two bulk carriers with French corn to Asia between late March and late May

- Conab estimated Brazil's 2014/15 corn crop at 78.2 MMT vs. expectations of 78.4 MMT last month

- USDA cut its outlook for US end stocks of corn for the 2014/15 crop year by 50 million bushels to 1.777 billion, the low end of a range of analysts' forecasts. For world corn stocks, USDA reduced its projection for the 2014/15 crop year to 185.28 MMT from 189.64 MMT

- Allendale Inc. forecasts US farmers are likely to reduce 2015 seedings of corn to 88.508 million acres, a five-year low, and vs. 90.597 million in 2014

- US corn export inspections for week, ending Mar 5, reported 1,180,686 tons, down 8% from the previous week but still beating analyst expectations which ranged between 900,000-1,100,000 tons

- Weekly US corn export sales data for week ended Mar 5 – 514,400 tons (incl. 418,000 for 2014/15, the smallest weekly 2014/15 export sales in two months) vs. expected 600-800,000 tons

- Ukraine's Ag Min said Ukraine has exported 25.653 MMT of grain between July 1, 2014 – Mar 13, 2015 including wheat – 9.474 MMT, corn – 12.048 MMT and barley – 3.872 MMT

- Bunge North America's grain terminal in Cincinnati, Ohio, which closed last year following an explosion, was sold in the past week to a local warehouse business (Vogt Warehouse)