Investigating Food Fraud with Amanda Irizarry of Brian Shube Consulting

May 18, 2018

Mike sits down with Amanda Irizarry, Food Safety Director of Brian Shube Consulting, and asks:

  • What is food fraud and food adulteration?
  • What types of adulterants can be intentional?
  • What products or ingredients are involved in the highest amount of food fraud?
  • And more!

 

Host: Michael Caughlan, President & CEO

Expert: Amanda Irizarry, Food Safety Director, Brian Shube Consulting

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Let’s Do the WASDE Shuffle!

May 11, 2018
  • Corn and soybeans
    • Tightening global balance sheet
  • USDA continues to bloat sugar deliveries

 

Host: Craig Ruffolo, Vice President – Commodity Specialist

Expert: Nicole Thomas, Vice President – Information Services

 

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Nicole’s Midwest Windshield Tour

May 4, 2018
  • Recap of planting progress and weather
    • Corn
    • Soybeans
    • Sugar beet

 

Host: Michael Caughlan, President & CEO

Expert: Nicole Thomas, Vice President – Information Services

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Round Table II: Live Q&A from Our Spring Market Seminar

April 27, 2018
  • Diversification of the corn wet milling industry
    • Where is it going?
    • What is the long-term outlook?
  • Genetically modified sugarcane in Brazil: What are your expectations?
  • Sugar beet industry
    • Will they have to label as genetically modified?
    • Could we see any more consolidation?

Host: Michael Caughlan, President & CEO

Experts: Craig Ruffolo, Vice President – Commodity Specialist

Nicole Thomas, Vice President – Information Services

Kevin Combs, Vice President – Sweeteners Specialist

 

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Round Table: Live from Our Spring Market Seminar

April 25, 2018
  • Weather forecast
    • Anticipation of weather patterns and which commodities stand to be affected
  • Trade dispute with China
    • Outcome and potential impact of domestic production
  • Farm bill
    • Potential changes or status quo?

 

Host: Michael Caughlan, President & CEO

Experts: Craig Ruffolo, Vice President – Commodity Specialist

Nicole Thomas, Vice President – Information Services

Kevin Combs, Vice President – Sweeteners Specialist

 

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Sugar & Cocoa Update, Unstoned

April 20, 2018
  • Sugar beet planting progress
  • Farm Bill update
  • Commercial activity
  • Cocoa
    • Spec influence
    • Drivers moving forward

 

 

Host: Michael Caughlan, President & CEO

Expert: Craig Ruffolo, Vice President – Commodity Specialist

 

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WASDE Recap

April 11, 2018
  • Corn and soybeans
    • Slight adjustment to ending stocks for both
    • Market more focused on acreage and trade
  • Sugar
    • *yawn*
    • Anticipation turning to May’s WASDE

 

Host: Michael Caughlan, President & CEO

Expert: Nicole Thomas, Vice President – Information Services

Expert: Craig Ruffolo, Vice President – Commodity Specialist

 

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Government Activities Impacting Sugar

April 6, 2018
  • NAFTA: Will we get a deal in April?
  • Sugar taxes: Do they really work?

 

Host: Michael Caughlan, President & CEO

Expert: Craig Ruffolo, Vice President – Commodity Specialist

 

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Prospective Plantings Review

March 30, 2018
  • Corn and soybean acreage shocker!
  • Wheat acreage up
  • Ideal soft red winter wheat market
  • Will sugar beet acres actually end up lower?

 

Host: Michael Caughlan, President & CEO

Expert: Craig Ruffolo, Vice President – Commodity Specialist

Guest: John Larkin, Director of Sales, Miller Milling Co.

 

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New U.S. Tariffs on Chinese Imports

March 23, 2018
  • What impact will new tariffs on Chinese goods potentially have on U.S. agricultural products?

 

Host: Kevin Combs, Vice President – Sweeteners Specialist

Expert: Nicole Thomas, Vice President – Information Services

 

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