KIEV, Sept 19 (Reuters) -
* Ukraine has exported 7.7 million tonnes of grain since the season began in July, down from around 8.5 million tonnes at the same point last season, Ukraine's agriculture ministry said.
* Ukraine has exported 4.3 million tonnes of wheat, 1.8 million tonnes of barley and 1.4 million tonnes of maize.
* Ukraine plans to harvest 63.1 million tonnes of grain in the calendar year 2018 compared with 61.3 million in 2017.
SAO PAULO, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Brazil's largest poultry processor BRF SA has seen rising competition for corn supplies in the country's center-west region coming from plants producing corn-based ethanol, Chief Executive Pedro Parente said on Wednesday.
The executive said the new situation poses a challenge for the company regarding securing raw material for feed at reasonable cost. Corn-based ethanol is a relatively new trend in Brazil, but has been developing quickly in center-west states such as Mato Grosso due to the ample supplies of the cereal.
CHICAGO, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Following are U.S. trade expectations for the resumption of grain and soy complex trading at the Chicago Board of Trade at 8:30 a.m. CDT (1330 GMT) on Wednesday.
WHEAT - Up 4 to 6 cents per bushel
* Wheat headed higher for a second straight session on expectations of tightening global stockpiles and concern about dry weather in Australia.
* A Statistics Canada survey based in part on satellite and agro-climate data estimated Canada's 2018 all-wheat crop at 31.02 million tonnes.
* Soybeans tick up after deep losses, trade near 10-year low
* Record U.S. crop, crop-friendly Brazilian weather weigh
* Demand from Egypt and Turkey helps support wheat prices (Adds quote, updates prices)
By Nigel Hunt
LONDON, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Chicago soybean futures edged higher on Wednesday but remained in striking distance of the prior session's 10-year low with a record U.S. crop and crop-friendly weather in Brazil helping to keep the market on the defensive.
Sept 19 (Reuters) - The U.S. Agriculture Department's Commodity Credit Corporation announced the following world market prices of milled and rough rice. The data is adjusted for U.S. milling yields and location, and the resulting marketing loan gain (MLG) and loan deficiency payment (LDP) rates applicable to the 2018 crop. Rough rice prices were unchanged for both long- and medium/short grain from the previous announcement. The next rice report will be issued on Wednesday, Sept. 26. --------World Price------- MLG/LDP Rate