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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Latest From Gary Howard
Tensions in the US between farmers and government boiled over on August 21, with the USDA pulling its staff from a popular crop tour after a member of USDA staff received an unspecified threat of violence from a farmer not related to the tour.
Euronext milling wheat futures have continued to lose strength in recent days, as strong harvest outlooks pressured prices.
The Russian government has approved a long-term grain industry development strategy to 2035, targeting grain production of 130.5 million tonnes per year by 2035.
Brazil’s fruit exports were up 21% on-year by volume in the first half of 2019, with revenue rising by 15%, according to trade data.
The USDA’s Ottawa post has lowered its production outlook for Canada’s 2019/20 grains season, but still sees output recovering to the long term average after a disappointing 2018/19 yield.
Malaysia’s prime minister has called for the UK to move away from the EU’s critical stance on palm oil when it leaves the bloc later this year.