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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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Current estimates of UK wheat production and changes to feed and industrial use suggest the UK is heading to a net import year for wheat, according to an analysis by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).

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Wheat production to rebound in 2019/20

In its initial projections for the 2019/20 season, sister title IEG Vantage expects an increase in global wheat area, production and stocks.

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USDA Weekly Export Sales: A strong showing for corn

Net US corn sales of 1,383,700 tonnes for the week to September 13, exceeding trade expectations of between 500,000 and 1.2 mln tonnes.

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USDA Weekly Export Sales: A better week for Wheat

US wheat export sales continued at an unexciting pace for the week to September 13, with net sales of 468,400 tonnes.

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