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October 14th
12:00PM - 1:00PM



Animal Fats Outlook

Speaker: Ryan Standard - The Jacobsen Publishing

Description: Explosive growth in the renewable diesel sector is coming, what’s the effect going to be on the animal fats market?


Bio-Fuel Forum

Speaker: Paul Nazzaro - Nazzaro Group, LLC.

Description: What should we expect from the growing push in the New England states for carbon reduction programs and the resulting increased demand for biodiesel and the fats and oils that biodiesel will be produced from.

1:00PM - 2:00PM



Economic Outlook

Speaker: Erik Norland – CME Group

Description: Today’s global macroeconomy factors influencing ag markets: Brazil’s currency, the surprising economic relationship between crude oil and biofuels, China’s demand and economic forces that act on the US dollar.


Show Me The Money

Speaker: Ron Lawson – RCM Ag Services

Description: If nothing moves faster than the speed of money, then do you know where it’s flowing and why it matters?

2:00PM - 3:00PM



Palm Oil Outlook

Speaker: John Elliott – Cargill, Inc.

Description: What’s the direction and the drivers of the world’s largest, traded edible oil?


Soy Oil Outlook

Speaker: Kent Woods – CrushTraders LLC

Description: In light of recent volatility in the market, we will look more specifically at what to expect in the year ahead particularly on the supply side. We will specifically address issues in Argentina and Brazil and their impact. We will look at the active US markets and the need to backfill supply.

3:00PM - 4:00PM



Political Landscape

Speaker: Charlie Cook - The Cook Political Report

Description: With his pulse on the political landscape, Cook will share insights on what the House, Senate and White House may look and act like in 2021.