- Mar 18 - Japan received no offers for 120,000 tons of wheat and 200,000 tons of barley in a simultaneous buy and sell (SBS) auction. New SBS tender for the same amounts for each grain will be held on Mar 25

- Japan's Ag Min cut its planned purchases of feed barley by 47% to 690,000 tons next fiscal year, as Japan removed controls over imports from Australia in line with a trade agreement signed by the two governments last year. The ministry won't purchase Australian feed barley in its weekly tenders next fiscal year, as its imports will be done by private companies

- Ukraine's Ag Min said farmers planted 237,000 hectares of spring grains through March 17, or 10% of the planned total planted area vs. 611,000 hectares a year ago