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Julian Gale

Deputy Editor

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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Californian almond shipments for the first three months of the current season (2019/20) are running nearly 7% ahead of those reached in the same period of 2018/19, despite a decline in domestic shipments last month.

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US peanut harvest almost complete in most states

The USDA’s latest update on the US peanut crop showed that 89% of the crop was harvested across the eight main producing states, up from 80% a year ago and the five-year average of 85%.

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Drought continues to hamper Argentine peanut plantings

The lack of significant and widespread rains continues to hinder the progress of planting in some parts of the Argentine peanut area.

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India increasingly keen on US walnuts

India has become south Asia’s largest consumer of Californian walnuts.

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