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  1. #121
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    Default Re: The current price of sugar.

    What are the folks at Bloomberg smoking? If my uncle can get a corn contract for $3.65/bu, he is excited. Where are they getting these numbers?
    "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.

    These are futures prices. I think what you are seeing is April pricing. They are figures in multiple of 100 so 29.78 is .2978 cents. I agree that what you see here vs what you can get at the elevator is different. At least you can see the spread from the two.

  3. #123
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    Them pesky decimal points. Yes 29.78 Divided by 100 is .2978 not .02978. Numbers and I never mixed well.

  4. #124
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    Default Re: The current price of sugar.

    Yesterday, I bought 25 pound bags of sugar in the Harrisburg, PA area for 11.68 at Walmart. This equates to .4672/pound.

  5. #125
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    Default Re: The current price of sugar.

    Today, Walmart Great value 10.74 for 25lb. .43 cents per pound.

  6. #126
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    Re: The current price of sugar.

    3/03/10
    I paid $14.99/s5 pounds of First Street which is Smart and Final;s brand.
    14.99/25 = 0.5999, 0.60/lb
    C & H is $1.00 more/25 pounds
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  7. #127

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    It was $10.94/25lbs at WalMart last week.
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  8. #128
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    Default Re: The current price of sugar.

    $1.84 per 4lbs here. ='s .46 per pound.
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  9. #129
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    Default Re: The current price of sugar.

    50# bags at Costco last Friday $24.15.
    .48 cents a pound.
    Not fun writing a check for half a ton at a pop!!!!

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    Default Re: The current price of sugar.

    Bought two pallets (2000 lbs) at Brookshire Brothers Grocery here in Cleveland, TX at $0.375/lb ($1.50 per 4 lb bag). They are 4 lb bags but at that price, I am not complaining.
    "The UNKNOWN, huh? That would be SNORBERT ZANGOX over in Waycross."

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    Default Re: The current price of sugar.

    The sales rep for SYSCO gave me his company's outlook for sugar for the months ahead. They are predicting the global sugar shortage to peak in the 3rd Qtr.2010. They are saying according to Tropix that the shorfall may be 5 to 6 million tons this season. They expect Brazil to increase production due to the higher prices for next year. The memo goes on to say "sugar had its biggest price rise since 1974 when heavy rains and drought pared harvest in Brazil and India, the largest growers. Futures reached 30.4 cents on Feb.1, the highest since January 1981."

    We are currently paying around $26.00 per 50 pounds. He said to expect around $30.00 per 50 pounds in the near future. This is a huge increase when we could get it last year at $15-$16.

    Robert

  12. #132
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    Default Re: The current price of sugar.

    It is $12.16 for 25# at wal mart here. They sold me 16,000lbs. without any questions but it did take 4 days to get it.

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    Default Re: The current price of sugar.

    If you're near New York state, a beekeeper on this list is selling 2500 pound totes for around $.30 a pound. Clean sugar.

    His name on this list is Ted

  14. #134

    Default Re: The current price of sugar.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Noyes View Post
    It is $12.16 for 25# at wal mart here. They sold me 16,000lbs. without any questions but it did take 4 days to get it.
    It looks like, at that quantity, they'd give you a little better price.
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  15. #135
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    Default Re: The current price of sugar.

    We usually by direct from the sugar factory. It is $56 a 100#. They told me to check the grocery stores it would probably be cheaper and it was.
    Michael could you p.m. me Teds phone number. I might be interested in a couple semi loads if he has it.

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    Default Re: The current price of sugar.

    For those of you buying sugar in - by my standards - massive quantities (1000s of pounds... semi-loads...), how do you mix it?

    I'm going from 3 to 20 colonies this year and am not looking forward to hand-mixing syrup again.

    I've tried electric hand mixers but seem to get better batches when I just stir it with a spatula. But... it hurts.

    Thanks!
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  17. #137
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    Default Re: The current price of sugar.

    I use an electric Cement mixer...best time saving device I have. I went with the poly drum because it was easier to clean...works great.
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  18. #138
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    Default Re: The current price of sugar.

    Alpha - thats a good idea.... how many gallons can you prep at one time? I need to check out those Northern Tool CM's soon..

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    Default Re: The current price of sugar.

    Depends on the size you get and they come in yards. I can't remember what I have...a 4 yrd or 3.5 something like that and I can make up about 7 to 10 gallons at a time. But its quick. As fast as I can dump in the sugar the mixer is already turning so in just a minute or so it's mixed...I pour into buckets for feeding, fill with water and add sugar...its spinning the whole time.
    Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid. John Wayne

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    Default Re: The current price of sugar.

    This works pretty good too and much cheaper

    http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=95139

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