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  1. #101
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    Default Re: The current price of sugar.

    Quote Originally Posted by StevenG View Post
    Here Aldi's sugar is beet sugar, not cane. And from what I understand, sugar beets are now gmo... so personally I steer clear of beet sugar.
    Beet sugar shouldn't be fed to bees. It makes them sick. Gives them the runs.

  2. #102
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    Default Re: The current price of sugar.

    Just thank Uncle Sam they regulate how much sugar is allowed into the USA.

    That is one reason the american people are so over weight eating all corn syrup, The stuff is bad for you.

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    Default Re: The current price of sugar.

    Beet sugar shouldn't be fed to bees. It makes them sick. Gives them the runs.

    I've never seen any evidence to support that, and there is evidence contrary to that.

    The runs (dysentary) is caused by nosema or by undigestible stuff in the sugar the bees eat. Beet sugar has been processed to the point there are virtually no undigestible materials in it. It is almost pure sugar, so feeding beet sugar is one of the best things you can feed confined bees in winter to avoid dysentary.

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    Default Re: The current price of sugar.

    Just thank Uncle Sam they regulate how much sugar is allowed into the USA.

    Here's some information on cane sugar.

    Weather has a strong influence on sugar too!
    Too much rain in Brazil = lower sugar % and poor harvesting conditions.
    The drought in India has shortened their production.
    I have been feeding HFCS Type 55 because I can pump it into the feeders.

    Ernie
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    Default Re: The current price of sugar.

    That is one reason the american people are so over weight eating all corn syrup,

    Eating habits start as an infant basically controlled by the parrants.
    Every grocery store has a produce isle and low sugar foods.
    Ernie
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  6. #106
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    Default Re: The current price of sugar.

    Went to Costco yesterday & what a surprise.
    Sugar went up to .49 in 25's.
    And went to .52 in 50's.
    Just when we needed another grab another ton.
    Never fails!

  7. #107
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    Default Re: The current price of sugar.

    I heard a few weeks ago China was going to dump 200,000 tons of white sugar on the market. Guess it either hasn't happened yet or there has been no affect.
    "you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink"...well that horse ain't got nothing on a bee.

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    Default Re: The current price of sugar.

    I know that Fatbeeman, in Georgia buys his sugar by the 55gal. drum. Anybody else buy it that way?

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    Default Re: The current price of sugar.

    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor Mansell View Post
    I just paid .20 lb for 42000lb of sugar delivered.
    I'm looking for a sugar broker. This is the kinda price I'm looking for.

  10. #110
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    Default Re: The current price of sugar.

    Three weeks ago sugar was 34.75 cents per pound. Today sugar is 44.75 cents per pound in 4 pound bags at the same non-chain store, (37.5 cents per pound if I purchase 100 pounds or more). Christmas of 2008, I purchased sugar at Wall Mart for .25 cents per pound (one 4 pound bag @ a dollar per bag, one bag or a 1000.) This fall Sam Walton’s price was 41.2 cents per pound in 5 & 10 pound bags, now it is 58.8 cents per pound in 5s & 10s or 58.72 cents per pound in 25 pound bags. Just you wait until the US government regulates the sale of HFCS to “help” America become more healthy, white refined sugar at retail will rise to $5.00 per pound and honey will drop to a quarter, just the opposite of what it was a year ago.
    Scrapfe---Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.--Otto von Bismarck.

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    Default Re: The current price of sugar.

    Scrapfe, I would like to pre-order all your honey at a quater, or we could just do a swap there are 20 quarters in a $5.00 bill, so I will trade you sugar for honey at 20:1

  12. #112
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    Default Re: The current price of sugar.

    I just picked up a 25# bag of dixie crystals from costco for $13.19 = $0.53/#

    They have 50# for $23.00 = $0.46 /# I am rounding up to the nearest dollar
    Last edited by wfuavenger; 01-16-2010 at 05:41 PM.

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    Default Re: The current price of sugar.

    I just picked up a bunch of 4lb bags for $1.50 each in Springfield, MO. 37.5 cents per pound.

  14. #114
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    Default Re: The current price of sugar.

    I caught 6 -50 pound bags at a restuarant that was closing 13.50 per bag. I can usually find a good deal through U.S. Food Service or Sysco. Talk to your local cafe and get them to buy it for you when it goes on sale. Sales price for me is usually around 17.00 per 50 pounds.

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    Default Re: The current price of sugar.

    Will Sysco allow someone to buy dirrectly from there warehouse? I'm about 30 miles from one. Was wonder if anyone has purchased it that way. Use to buy it in 55 gallon drums lost that deal and looking to buy again in the drum in this area. It was cheap !!!!

  16. #116
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    Default Re: The current price of sugar.

    Sysco warehouses will have a "will call" or a "cash and carry" store beside the warehouse. Anyone can go to the cash and carry, but a salesman will have to call it into will call. At "will call" you can pay cash or charge it to you account.

    Sysco specials change every 2 week in my area. You can alway get set up on a c.o.d type of account.

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    Default Re: The current price of sugar.

    thank you for the info

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    Default Re: The current price of sugar.

    How much sugar is in HFCS 55 by dry weight? Is it 55%. and Hfcs 42 is 42%. I used to buy HFCS 55 at $.15 per lb and that was = to $.34 for cane sugar.
    What is the world price of sugar? $.07 lb? If the govt. didn't set price on import sugar, HFCS would slide to $.04 per lb. Wouldn't that be terrible.
    Last edited by JohnK and Sheri; 01-23-2010 at 10:55 PM. Reason: for tailgator

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    world price for raw sugar is up. SUGAR #11 (WORLD) (USd/lb.) 28.780 -0.480 But that is not refined so there is a lot of solids still in that. Info from Bloomberg. Here is the link.


    http://www.bloomberg.com/markets/com.../cfutures.html

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    Default Re: The current price of sugar.

    I was mistaken on that $.07 lb world price. The Bloomberg site lists it at $28.78. That must be a multiple of 100. Look right below sugar. Wheat is 500.00 bu. Look at corn. I know corn. Bloomberg lists corn future at $367.00 bu. My 160 bu/acre corn ground in IN would make me $58,720.00 per acre. World sugar is only $.0278 lb. Now I want to cry. It is worse than I thought.

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