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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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Japan’s import tariffs on US cheese, wheat and poultry set to tumble

The USDA’s Tokyo post shared details on how the US-Japan Trade Agreement (USJTA) will affect US cheese, wheat and poultry exports to key market Japan over the next decade and beyond.

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Corn prices trend upwards in Brazil

Corn prices sold in the Brazilian spot market closed the third week of January at higher levels, supported by the delayed harvest and the loss of productive potential in key regions.

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Soybean market upbeat in Brazil with more deals done

Soybean prices in Brazil increased at the close of the third week of January, following movements in US market, especially the futures market.

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Brazilian rice exports plunge 16%

Rice sales from Brazil totalled about 1.4 million tonnes in 2019, 16% lower than 2018, according to data sourced from the Ministry of Economy compiled by the Federation of Rice Growers of the state Rio Grande do Sul (Federarroz).

Brazil Rice

Russia oil and fat product exports up 26% in 2019

Russian exports of oil and far products rose 26% on-year in 2019, with increases in sunflower oil, oilcake, rapeseed and soybean oil exports.

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Pakistan to import wheat as bread and flour prices spike

Pakistan is set to import up to 300,000 tonnes of wheat as flour and bread prices have sharply inflated on limited supply.

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