Adam Sharpe is the Publishing Director for IEG Vu and IEG Policy.
He joined Informa in 2007 and was previously Editor of Agra Europe (now part of IEG Policy) as well as Deputy Editor of Foodnews and Senior Reporter for The Public Ledger – both of which are now part of IEG Vu.
Adam specializes in a range of topics in the agribusiness sphere including trade, policy and legislation, and the impact of Brexit on the UK and EU farming sectors.
Before he became a journalist, Adam worked in the marketing sector for a number of leading UK and multinational companies. He has a BA (Hons) degree in management from the University of Brighton.
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Latest From Adam Sharpe
The EU and UK have reached a conditional agreement on a transition period after Brexit that will allow the latter to negotiate and sign new trade agreements, while effectively extending its participation within the single market and customs union by a further 21 months.
IEG Vu Prices Briefing: New scandal boosts EU poultry values; 8-month high for corn; dairy buyers’ waiting game
Key poultry supplier Brazil witnessed another scandal which supported EU prices, as corn soars on the back of increased demand for US crops. Weather conditions impacted California almonds as well as Spanish artichokes, with slowing Vietnamese coffee exports also adding price support. Dairy trade is in wait-and-see mode for even lower prices, as hefty EU milk supplies loom.
The crop protection sector is dealing with a number of challenges including a rapidly changing regulatory environment, the consolidation of the industry through high profile mergers, and stagnant sales around the world after a period of rapid growth.
Articles on sugar, orange juice, dairy products, skipjack tuna, pork and cocoa all featured in the ten most popular articles on the IEG Vu website last month.
IEG Policy's February Top 10: Food safety ‘mega trends’, Germany’s glyphosate strategy, EU COOL rules
A Walmart official’s view on the key influences in food safety, the possible beginning of the end for glyphosate use in Germany, and concerns over country-of-origin labelling in Europe were the subjects of some of the most popular articles on IEG Policy last month.
News and analysis on a member state ban on the use of formaldehyde in EU livestock feed, plans to implement the US GMO disclosure rule, and the potential impact of the new tax bill on US grain companies were among the most popular articles on IEG Policy last month.