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.

More From This Author

  • This plot from USDA illustrates the changes from September to final in the same years as our ear count table, 2013-2019. (Chart by USDA/NASS)

    Fine Tuning Corn Yields

    Before analyzing the Sept. 12 USDA reports, we must first remember the methodology they use, according to Alan Brugler, a DTN contributing analyst.

  • Based on Monday's NASS re-survey data, it appears likely that producers outside the worst affected counties increased their corn acreage after witnessing a rally to five-year high prices. (Chart by Alan Brugler)

    USDA on Acreage

    Although the production puzzle still has several pieces missing after the Aug. 12 USDA reports, we can now put together the edge of the puzzle and finish the acreage section.

  • This table compares estimated planted acres from the USDA June 28 Acreage report to planted acres from 2017 and 2018. (Table by Alan Brugler)

    USDA's "Incomplete" Report

    With a resurvey set for July, the June 20 Grain Stocks and Acreage reports can be considered incomplete at this time.