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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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The EU’s 2018/19 grains seasons has started with low imports and exports across most major grains as the bloc faces lower production estimates for the season.

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The grain harvest in Russia had produced some 29.5 million tonnes of grains as of July 16, more than double last year’s 14.4 mln tonnes.

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IEG US wheat stocks forecast still above USDA’s

The USDA’s WASDE report late last week included several changes for wheat, leading to a 38 million bushel increase in its US all wheat ending stocks to 985 mln bushels, still shy of sister title Informa Economics IEG’s forecast at 1,073 mln bushels.

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Weather, politics to lower China grains production

Grain production in china for the 2018/19 marketing year is subject to a maelstrom of weather events and domestic policy changes aimed at altering the structure of the market in the midst of trade tensions that threaten China’s global sourcing of agricultural products.

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USDA Weekly Export Sales: Soybean sales below expectations

Net US Soybean sales for 2017/18 of 158,600 tonnes for the week to July 5 were shy of expectations of 200,000 to 500,000 tonnes, a 72% drop from the previous week and 62% down on the prior four-week average.

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