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Down to Agribusiness podcast | Agribusiness Intelligence
Down to Agribusiness is a regular podcast series in which industry experts share their insights about what’s going on in the world of agriculture, food and related business sectors.

Every two weeks we’ll be featuring different experts to speak about the subjects that matter to them and to you. Drawing on years of experience and contrasting geographical viewpoints, you'll hear fresh perspectives on those key topics for agribusiness professionals.

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Podcast episodes

Agri Commodities Outlook for 2018: Part 1 - Beverages and Dairy. This episode is part one of the IEG Vu Global Outlook 2018 series, in which industry experts review the past year in several agricultural commodities markets, and look ahead at what is to come in 2018. In this episode, expert analysts discuss fruit juices (in particular, apple juice concentrate (AJC)), and dairy products.
European food and agriculture politics: Reviewing a tumultuous year and looking ahead to 2018. Adam Sharpe is joined by expert analysts Pieter Devuyst, Alessandro Mancosu, and Peter Rixon to review the past year in European food and agriculture politics, and to look ahead at what is likely to be on the policy agenda over the next 12 months.
Phosphate Raw Materials: A market update and projections for 2018. The phosphate raw materials market is dynamic. It’s global. It’s very active, and it’s evolving. Alberto Persona, phosphate analyst for Fertecon, shares his market insights and projections for 2018.
The Brexit Effect: Hiked bread prices are looming for UK consumers after UK wheat price surge. UK wheat prices have surged considerably since the UK voted to leave the EU back in June 2016 backed by a decline in the British pound, and costs are now making their way down the supply chain. Sandra Boga explains what this means in the long-term.
Latest Global Dairy Auction Update: Prices, production volumes and analysis. Richard Dillon shares his insights and analysis from the latest global dairy auction (Event 199 - 7th November 2017). Whole milk powder price continues to weaken, while there has been a small uplift in skim milk powder.
Anuga Review: Insights from inside the world's largest food show. Neil Murray and Cristina Nanni from IEG Vu discuss their findings from the recent Anuga 2017 event, which is the world's largest trade fair for food and beverages.
A new era for European sugar: What it means now that EU sugar production quotas have been abolished. Production quotas, which have limited EU sugar outputs since 1968 were finally abolished as from the beginning of October, and for the first time EU sugar producers can produce as much sugar as they can sell. But is this really the start of a new golden age for European sugar?
Hurricane Irma vs the USA’s biggest orange juice supplier. Neil Murray, senior beverages analyst for IEG Vu, explains how crops in Florida - the USA's biggest orange juice supplier - have been affected by Hurricane Irma and what knock-on effects we should expect in juice markets as a result.
Food law: What does Brexit mean for food labelling? The issue of Brexit and how it is likely to impact the food and agriculture industry in the UK, EU and around the world has been a frequent topic of discussion in all agribusiness sectors. In this episode, our attention turns to the food law sector topic of food labelling - through a Brexit lens.
Top dogs: The leaders, movers and shakers in animal health. In this episode, we turn our focus to the animal health sector, the leading companies and growth drivers for 2017. Joseph Harvey, Editor of Animal Pharm, provides us with some exclusive insights into the top ranked companies ahead of the upcoming official top 50 companies report.
The world's feeder: A 10-year outlook on Brazil's sugar, coffee and grains production. In episode seven, we move our attention to agri-mecca, Brazil. The country is set to go from strength to strength following 10-year preliminary mid-term forecasts made by Brazil's Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock Production and Supplies (MAPA). Sandra Boga outlines the ministry's outlook.
China settles its potash contracts – what does this mean for the global potash market? In this episode, we move to the agricultural inputs sector where fertilizer market experts Luke Hutson and Daniel Fletcher-Manuel discuss potash contracts in China and how this affects potash markets globally.
Prices, drivers and the best in juice: Mid-year update on global processed food commodity sectors. At the year’s halfway point, we look at how processed food commodity sectors are performing around the world with Senior Beverages Analyst, Neil Murray and Senior Dried Fruit, Nuts and Spices Analyst, Julian Gale. We hear that US almond shipments are on the up and that orange juice just isn’t cool anymore.
Butter prices: The new front page story. The price of butter is not usually a subject that grabs the front page headlines in national newspapers - but that is exactly what happened in July 2017 in the UK. What is going on, and what is going to happen in the foreseeable future?
Sector scandal and controversy: A Brazilian meat sector scandal and new rules for the organic food and beverage sector in the EU. In this episode, we look at the ongoing scandal in Brazil that has engulfed the country’s meat industry, and we examine the new rules agreed in Brussels on June 28th that govern the European Union’s organic food and drink sector from 2020 onwards.
Brexit negotiations begin: What are the impacts on agribusiness and animal health? The UK and EU have now commenced the so-called Article 50 negotiations that will determine how the UK exits the European Union, and what the future relationship between the two will be. What are the impacts for agribusiness and animal health?
Global agri trade policy and prospects in a changing world |  Part two - UK and the EU. In part two of the series, Chris Horseman and Roger Bernard return to explore how the international trade landscape is now being altered in the European Union amidst the Brexit process.
Global agri trade policy and prospects in a changing world |  Part one - US focus. In this first episode, we take a look at global trade policy from the perspective of the United States. This is the first of a two-part series. In part two we’ll return to look at policy in Europe and the EU.
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