- FranceAgriMer said 90% of France's winter barley crops were in good to excellent condition as of Mar 23 vs. 73% a year ago. French farmers completed sowing of spring barley

- Ukraine's Ag Min said farmers planted 1.35 mln hectares of spring grains through March 30, or 55% of the planned total planted area vs. 2.2 mln hectares a year ago, incl. 1.0 mln hectares of barley vs. 1.7 mln hectares a year ago

- Coceral forecasts EU's 2015 barley crop at 58.42 MMT vs. 60.2 MMT in 2014