2021 Virtual Board Meeting


The American Sugar Alliance welcomes you to join ASA’s virtual annual board meeting, entitled, “U.S. Sugar Industry:  Emerging Stronger than Ever, Preparing for the New Normal,” scheduled for Tuesday, August 3rd, from 10 AM – 1 PM ET. 

Speakers will include ASA leadership and staff; USDA staff responsible for managing the sugar program; former House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson; and a lively presentation by keynote speaker Jim Wiesemeyer, the highly respected agriculture political analyst.  We will also have a special tribute to ASA Director of Economics & Policy Analysis Jack Roney who will be retiring after serving the industry for 32 years.

  • State of the AllianceASA Chairman Jack PettusVice President of Government Relations, American Sugar Cane League
  • Market Report: Rob JohanssonASA Associate Director of Economics & Policy Analysis
  • Sugar Program Management Panel:  Barbara Fecso, Branch Chief of the Commodity Analysis Branch, Economic and Policy Analysis Division, Farm Production and Conservation Business Center (FPAC), USDALori TortoraInternational Trade Specialist, Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), USDA; and moderator Daniel ColaciccoSugar Analyst, American Sugar Alliance.
  • Legislative Update: Jeff HarrisonCounsel, Combest, Sell & Associates; ASA Legislative Consultant
  • Legislative Reflections: The Honorable Collin Petersonformer Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee 
  • Trade Report: Brian GrunenfelderPartner, Green Field Strategies; ASA Trade Advisor
  • Public Relations Report: Phillip HayesPartner, North Bridge Communications; ASA Director of Media Relations
  • Agriculture Political Landscape: Jim WiesemeyerWashington Analyst, Pro Farmer
  • Special Retirement Tribute: Jack RoneyASA Director of Economics & Policy Analysis