McKeany-Flavell Hot Commodity Podcast Series
Hemp & CBD: Easy as 1-2-3!

Hemp & CBD: Easy as 1-2-3!

June 18, 2021
  • 2021 hemp licenses are down vs. 2020
  • Demand for CBD steady in the US, growing globally
  • Regulatory gamechanger on the horizon?
  • Happy Father’s Day!

Host: Michael Caughlan, President & CEO
Expert: Eric Thornton, Commodity Specialist

 

Everyone’s doin’ the WASDE shuffle! Sugar, corn, soybeans, & wheat

Everyone’s doin’ the WASDE shuffle! Sugar, corn, soybeans, & wheat

June 10, 2021

Host: Kevin Combs, Vice President – Sweeteners Specialist
Expert: Nicole Thomas, Vice President – Information Services

A pre-WASDE chat: Sugar, corn, soybeans, & wheat

A pre-WASDE chat: Sugar, corn, soybeans, & wheat

June 4, 2021

Host: Michael Caughlan, President & CEO
Expert: Kevin Combs, Vice President – Sweeteners Specialist
Expert: Eric Thornton, Commodity Specialist

 

UP-dates on sugar & dairy prices

UP-dates on sugar & dairy prices

May 28, 2021
  • Sugar
    • Raw sugar prices skyrocket
    • Ingredients for refined sugar market are in the pot
    • Contract negotiations for 2022 have commenced
  • Dairy
    • USDA releases Milk Production Report and Cold Storage Report
    • Herd count and milk yield at all-time highs
    • Why are prices still going up?

Host: Michael Caughlan, President & CEO
Expert: Craig Ruffolo, Vice President – Commodity Specialist
Expert: Jeffrey Rasinski, Consultant

Tech talkin’ corn, soybean oil, & speculator interest

Tech talkin’ corn, soybean oil, & speculator interest

May 21, 2021
  • Recent weakness turning short-term technical trend in some grain futures contracts
    • Long-term models still clearly bullish
  • Estimated average speculator positions in corn and soybean oil a long way from being underwater and forcing liquidations
    • It’s all profit taking right now
  • On this day in history:
    • 1927: Charles Lindberg solos across the Atlantic Ocean
    • 1932: Amelia Earhart does it again!
    • And (drum roll, please) 1973: Mike Caughlan is born… Happy Birthday, Mike!

Host: Nicole Thomas, Vice President – Information Services
Expert: Shawn Bingham, Director of Risk Management

Protein prep with Brian from Urner Barry

Protein prep with Brian from Urner Barry

May 14, 2021
  • Urner Barry introduction
  • All about the egg market
  • Bad egg puns
  • Protein market update
    • What’s going on with chicken?

Host: Michael Caughlan, President & CEO
Expert: Eric Thornton, Commodity Specialist
Guest: Brian Moscogiuri, Dir. of Egg and Egg Products, Urner Barry

 

May WASDE springs some surprises

May WASDE springs some surprises

May 12, 2021
  • Corn
    • 2020/21 domestic corn stocks drop further
  • Soybeans
    • 12 billion pounds of soybean oil “biofuel” usage?
  • Sugar
    • 2021 sugar forecast at record 9.310 million STRV
  • Wheat
    • 2021/22 wheat outlook shows lower ending stocks
    • 900 million export target for 2021/22
      • Lowest since 2009/10

Host: Michael Caughlan, President & CEO
Expert: Nicole Thomas, Vice President – Information Services
Expert: Eric Thornton, Commodity Specialist
Expert: Kevin Combs, Vice President – Sweeteners Specialist

Pre-WASDE wonderment

Pre-WASDE wonderment

May 7, 2021
  • Corn/Soybeans
    • Market awaiting first look at 2021/22 for corn, soybeans.
    • More global stock declines to come?
  • Sugar
    • Small changes for 2021 sugar S&D expected in WASDE report
    • Initial 2022 estimates based on March planting intentions and trendline yields
  • Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there!

Host: Michael Caughlan, President & CEO
Expert: Nicole Thomas, Vice President – Information Services
Expert: Kevin Combs, Vice President – Sweeteners Specialist

More wild rides through the soy complex!

More wild rides through the soy complex!

April 30, 2021
  • Soy oil futures test $0.70 per pound!
  • Current market conditions—and maybe for the long-haul
  • For IQ Plus and Premier Subscribers
    • Strategy development for a challenging oils market

Host: Michael Caughlan, President & CEO
Expert: Nicole Thomas, Vice President – Information Services

Inflation: It’s a mad, mad, mad, mad world

Inflation: It’s a mad, mad, mad, mad world

April 23, 2021
  • Inflation and factors impacting it
  • What to expect this year
  • Spring Seminar next week! Join us on Apr. 27 and 28 at our virtual Spring Market Seminar 2021! Register here!

Host: Michael Caughlan, President & CEO
Expert: Shawn Bingham, Director of Risk Management

 

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