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Julian Gale

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Julian has been a specialist commodities reporter with Informa since 2001, covering many of the key agricultural commodities. He currently reports on the global dried fruit and nut, spices and exotics market sectors for IEG Vu.

Major broadcasters, including the BBC, have called on him a number of times to provide expert comment on the markets in radio interviews.

He has extensive experience in business journalism, having previously worked for trade magazine publisher and exhibitions organiser Miller Freeman. He is a BA Honours graduate in Radio, Film and Television.
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US almond bloom making strong progress

California’s almond bloom is reaching its peak on most varieties in both the northern and southern San Joaquin Valley, Blue Diamond Almonds stated in a February 27 update.

Almonds United States

Green & Gold Macadamias partners with Camellia Group

Green & Gold Macadamias (G&G) and UK-listed agriculture business Camellia Group plc have announced a strategic macadamia marketing partnership.

Macadamias Australia

Sri Lanka wants to attract younger workers to cinnamon industry

Sri Lanka’s cinnamon industry will change the term ‘cinnamon peeler’ to ‘cinnamon technician’ as part of a move aimed at attracting younger people to the industry, which is facing a severe dearth of workers, immediate past chairman, Spice Council, Nanda B. Kohona said.

Cinnamon Sri Lanka

South African raisin crop looking favourable

QFN Trading & Agency adds that harvesting is in full swing and new crop material is entering the factories. Although the 2019 crop is a few weeks late compared with previous years, it should be possible to have an idea of the available quantities within the next few weeks.

Dried Vine Fruit South Africa

Select Harvests positive for future growth

Select Harvests views itself as well placed to meet the ever-increasing demand for plant-based foods, the company’s managing director, Paul Thompson, declared at a recent presentation during its transition period AGM.

Almonds Australia

US almond bloom making good progress overall

California’s almond bloom is progressing faster in the central and southern regions while cooler weather in the Sacramento Valley has delayed blooming in that region, Blue Diamond Almonds said in a February 22 report.

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