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Gary Howard

Senior News Analyst


Gary covers global news in the grains and oilseeds markets from London, covering topics from policy through to production and trade.

Prior to joining IEG Vu in 2017, Gary covered the maritime industry as News Editor for sister title Lloyd’s List, co-ordinating an international team of journalists.

Gary’s time as News Editor came after 6 years as a journalist, covering all aspects of the maritime industry, during which time his work on international sanctions and their effect on shipping in the Crimea was recognised with an industry award. He brings his knowledge of maritime trade and the wider maritime industry to the agricultural world, keeping an eye on the supply and demand balances in agricultural commodities and the shipping world.

Before joining Informa in 2015, Gary worked as a news reporter and correspondent for Seatrade Maritime News, and has experience controlling editorial input for conferences and events.

A keen weightlifter and video gamer, Gary is an occasional contributor of video game reviews and industry analysis pieces to online publications.

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USDA Weekly Export Sales: New Soybeans suprise

Net 2017/18 US soybean sales of 252,300 tonnes for the week to July 12 were within trade expectations and an improvement on the prior week, but 22% below the prior four-week average.

United States Demand

USDA Weekly Export Sales: New and old corn sales strong

Net 2017/18 US corn sales of 641,000 tonnes for the week to July 12 were a 59% boost on the previous week and 38% up on the prior four-week average, coming in just above the highest trade expectation.

United States Demand

USDA Weekly Export Sales: Wheat better, but still not great

Net US wheat export sales of 300,000 tonnes for the week to July 12 fell within expectations of 150,000 to 500,000 tonnes, but did little to increase the slow pace set in the season so far.

United States Wheat

Early Russian grain exports keep high pace

Russian grain exports for the 2018/19 season totalled 2.07 million tonnes as of July 18, 90% higher than last season.

Russian Federation Corn

Ukraine corn exports remain low

Ukraine’s 2017/18 corn exports totalled 1.5 million tonnes in June , 17% down on-month and 20% lower than the same month last year, according to local analyst UkrAgroConsult.

Ukraine Corn

A2 milk revenue jumps 68%, further growth seen in 2019

Milk company a2 announced revenue totalling NZD922 million (USD623 mln) for the year to June 30, a 68% improvement on its 2017 result.

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