- USDA said the US barley crop 27% planted as of Apr 12 vs. 15% a year ago, and vs. 15% on average

- FranceAgriMer said 91% of France's barley crops were in good to excellent condition as of Apr 6 unchanged from a week ago and vs. 76% a year ago. Crop growth was generally behind the fast pace observed last year but above the average of recent years

- Ukraine's Ag Min said farmers planted 1.8 MH of spring grains through April 14, or 81% of the planned total planted area vs. 2.4 MH a year ago, incl. 1.4 MH of barley vs. 1.9 MH a year ago