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
Corteva Agriscience, DowDuPont’s agriculture division, announced the launch of its Enlist E3 soybeans from 2019 in Brazil, Canada and the US.
Russia needs to export 40 million tonnes of grain —plus or minus 2 mln tonnes— to stabilise its internal market, according to deputy prime minister Alexei Gordeev.
ADM has agreed to buy the remaining 50% stake in Gleadell Agriculture and plans to consolidate its UK businesses into ADM Agriculture Ltd.
China made a sharp revision to its corn output on January 11, raising its 2018/19 production estimate by 20%.
Food prices were lower in 2018 compared to 2017, according to the FAO Food Price Index, with the index averaging 168.4 points, 3.5% lower than its 2017 average.
Analysts have released their estimates ahead of the original January 11 date for USDA reports, although the USDA reports have been delayed by the ongoing partial US government shutdown.