- China will begin to sell corn from its state reserves this week, a month earlier than last year as it looks to shift record stockpiles. State granaries in the four provinces in the south will offer a total of 317,500 tonnes of corn from state reserves at an auction on Thursday

- US corn export inspections for week, ending Apr 2, reported a better-than-expected 1,027,876 tons, most in four weeks

- USDA estimated US sorghum planting 9% complete as of April 5, compared to 11% last year and a 15% five-year average

- Ukraine's Ag Min said farmers planted 1.6 MH of spring grains through April 6, or 69% of the planned total planted area vs. 2.4 MH a year ago, incl. 1.2 MH of barley vs. 1.8 MH a year ago