Planting intentions & weather concerns for corn & sugar

March 22, 2019
  • Prospective Plantings report
    • What to expect: corn and sugar acreage
    • Shift in planting intentions?
      • Corn
      • Soybeans
      • Beet sugar
  • Weather and flooding concerns
    • Missouri and Mississippi Rivers
    • Red River Valley
    • Logistics concerns

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

From dairy to donuts with Jeff Rasinksi

March 15, 2019
  • Recap of important dairy reports
  • Price direction for dairy component
  • Implications of spring flush
  • Sugar: A quick recap

Host: Michael Caughlan, President & CEO
Expert: Jeffrey Rasinski, Consultant

Fun with letters: W-A-S-D-E spells recap!

March 8, 2019
  • Much ado about nothing: 100 million bushel decline in demand for corn
  • Cumbersome soybean stocks remain
  • As predicted, lower stocks-to-use ratio for sugar
  • Mike says hi from the Natural Products Expo West!

Host: Craig Ruffolo, Vice President – Commodity Specialist
Expert: Nicole Thomas, Vice President – Information Services
Our man on the street: Michael Caughlan, President & CEO

Potential changes in next week’s WASDE report for sugar

March 1, 2019
  • Will USDA lower Mexican sugar imports?
  • Deliveries for food use may fall for a second consecutive year

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

Live from the International Sweetener Colloquium!

February 26, 2019
  • Top 3 takeaways from this year’s Colloquium
  • Suspension agreements
  • Commercial activity

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

Tour the non-gluten flour world with Western Foods

February 22, 2019
  • Introduction to Western Foods
    • Based in Woodland, California
    • Only non-gluten supplier with plants on both coasts
  • Facts on non-gluten flour
    • Fast growth sector
    • Science helping fuel growth
  • What’s happening commercially in the non-gluten market?
    • Rice production and prices in California
    • Sales and lower milling issues in the southern U.S.
  • Challenges
    • Focus on micro processes and maintaining quality
    • Ancient grains supply chain factors

Host: Michael Caughlan, President & CEO
Western Foods Guests:
Tom Andringa, V.P. of Sales & Business Development
Matt Cox, Dir. of Sales & Procurement
www.westernfoodsco.com

Talking honey with Joe Gardella of Sweetener Supply

February 15, 2019
  • Honey facts
    • Industrial vs. retail
  • Current commercial market
    • Review of 2018
    • 2019 expectations
  • Honey market challenges
    • Fluid global market
    • Currency valuations
    • Color consistency
    • Sustainability

Host: Michael Caughlan, President & CEO
Guest: Joe Gardella, President & CEO, Sweetener Supply

WASDE recap, finally!

February 8, 2019
  • Sugar
    • Cane production increased 71,000 STRV
    • Supply changes
    • Looking ahead to 2020
  • Corn
    • Supply declines
    • Reduction in production
    • Ending stocks pressured
  • Soybeans
    • Expected supply reductions
    • U.S. ending stocks remain uncertain
    • Looking ahead, export number is key

Spring Market Seminar 2019
Registration now open at mckeany-flavell.com
(Seating is limited)

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

What to expect from next week’s WASDE

February 1, 2019
  • Sugar
    • How’s the cold weather affecting the sugar beet crop?
    • How will USDA manage the stocks-to-use ratio?
    • Sugarcane grower protests in Mexico
  • Corn
    • South American corn production
    • U.S. corn exports and ethanol demand

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

What’s happening in the sugar market?

January 25, 2019
  • Commodity market quiet; absence of government reports
  • CSC formally files lawsuit: What’s the impact?
  • Preview of the 2019 Sweetener Colloquium

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