Stuart Hoetger is a managing partner and founder of The Stogan Group, an agricultural business firm engaged in commodity trading and market analysis. Before assuming management of a California rice cooperative and launching an online rice brokerage platform, Stuart’s sole focus was providing market analysis and strategy to global traders, merchandisers and end users.
He manages the rough rice trading strategy as well as international business development for Calrose Cooperative, a grower owned, medium grain coop in California. He also manages the State’s online rice brokerage, CashRice Network. Between these two capacities, Hoetger’s office markets or brokers rice for some 30,000 acres of medium grain rice. In addition, he is a part owner and contributor to Firstgrain, a weekly rice market report which subscribers consists of international governments, banks, traders, millers and growers. Thru these roles, Stuart has conducted extensive business in Asia and Latin America.