Alan Brugler

DTN Contributing Analyst
Alan Brugler

Alan Brugler, a DTN consulting analyst, is president of Brugler Marketing and Management LLC, a marketing-advisory, education and consulting service. From 1992-2002 he was senior analyst and then director of analysis for DTN AgDaily. Before that he was director of market information services for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. Alan grew up on a grain and dairy farm in northeast Ohio that his family still operates.


Alan holds bachelor's and master's degrees in agricultural education from Ohio State University. He is registered with the National Futures Association as a Commodity Trading Adviser.


Alan is the author of the Ag Market Professional and Special Research Reports subscription newsletters. He invented the Brugler Cycle Indicator (BCI), which is available on DTN. He contributes to Successful Farming and Buckeye Farm News magazines and appears regularly on Market to Market, U.S. Farm Report, AgWeb and DTN On Air.

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    USDA Reports Review

    USDA not only disagreed with the private analysts fading their Aug. 1 crop estimates, they said, "We'll see you one and raise you one."

  • Among the high-yielding corn states, only Minnesota and Nebraska picked up meaningful corn acreage from the March Intentions report to the June Acreage report. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

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    A 3-million-acre jump in principal crop acres this year wasn't in the big four commodities. Instead, oats, sorghum, rice and hay accounted for a chunk of the increase, with producers trying to diversify into niche markets.