Viva Mexico Sugar!

September 21, 2018
  • Mexico sugar stocks are growing as a result of lower exports to the U.S.
  • Will Mexico export sugar to the world market?
  • North American sweetener trade under the Suspension Agreements

 

Host: Michael Caughlan, President & CEO

Expert: Kevin Combs, Vice President – Sweeteners Specialist

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Holy Soybeans! Time for a WASDE Recap

September 14, 2018
  • Domestic production for corn and soybeans revised higher for 2018/19
  • Super Typhoon Mangkhut: Will it affect coconut production?

 

Host: Michael Caughlan, President & CEO

Expert: Nicole Thomas, Vice President – Information Services

Expert: Craig Ruffolo, Vice President – Commodity Specialist

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A Delightful Conversation on the Baking World—Plus a Sugar Update

September 7, 2018
  • Challenges of clean labeling in baking, with a few examples
  • Tier-II sugar: Is it competitive?
  • Re-export credits still valuable

 

Host: Michael Caughlan, President & CEO

Expert: Craig Ruffolo, Vice President – Commodity Specialist

Guest: Jeff Nelson, Western V.P. of Sales, Brolite Products, www.bakewithbrolite.com

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Mike & Nicole Play the Q&A Game!

August 31, 2018
  • Where will futures bottom out for:
    • Corn
    • Soybeans
    • Soybean oil
    • #11 sugar
    • #16 sugar
    • Cocoa
  • Will a deal be worked out between U.S. and China?
  • Will USDA eventually lower domestic stocks-to-use for sugar?
  • Will non-GMO labeling have an influence on consumers?

 

Host: Michael Caughlan, President & CEO

Expert: Nicole Thomas, Vice President – Information Services

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It’s Corn Sweeteners Negotiatin’ Time!

August 24, 2018
  • How will corn prices impact 2019 corn sweeteners negotiations?
  • Corn grind still key
  • Expect extended negotiations

 

Host: Michael Caughlan, President & CEO

Expert: Craig Ruffolo, Vice President – Commodity Specialist

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A Deep Dive into U.S. Sugar

August 17, 2018
  • A 13.5 stocks-to-use ratio target
  • Tier-II imports on the rise

 

Host: Michael Caughlan, President & CEO

Expert: Kevin Combs, Vice President – Sweeteners Specialist

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Time for the WASDE Fireworks Show!

August 10, 2018
  • Corn changes in WASDE meet expectations
  • U.S. soybean ending stocks projection catches market off guard
  • Sugar demand seen lower, as production is on the rise
  • News from the American Sugar Alliance (ASA) Symposium

 

Host: Michael Caughlan, President & CEO

Expert: Nicole Thomas, Vice President – Information Services

Expert: Kevin Combs, Vice President – Sweeteners Specialist

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Sweetener Negotiations: Craig Uses the Word “Cattywampus”!

August 3, 2018
  • Progress on sugar negotiations for 2019
  • Is Tier-II sugar an option?
  • On your mark, get set, go on corn sweeteners!

 

Host: Michael Caughlan, President & CEO

Expert: Craig Ruffolo, Vice President – Commodity Specialist

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We’re Swimming in It! Edible Oils & Sugar Recap

July 27, 2018
  • Edible oils
    • Oil production to grow in 2018/19
    • Coverage: Get it while the gettin’ is good!
  • Beet sugar
    • Beet crop is looking healthy
    • Sugar contracting may pick up soon

 

Host: Craig Ruffolo, Vice President – Commodity Specialist

Expert: Nicole Thomas, Vice President – Information Services

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Nicole Live from the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology!

July 18, 2018
  • Meat protein replacers?
  • Using biotechnology to enhance crop production
  • Efforts continue to replace petroleum-based products

 

Host: Craig Ruffolo, Vice President – Commodity Specialist

Expert: Nicole Thomas, Vice President – Information Services

 

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