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 30-day rainfall map highlights the problems with cotton acreage. While most of No. 1 producer Texas has seen a benign (or even less than desired) 1 to 3 inches of precipitation in the past 30 days, the states farther east have been swamped. That purple blotch in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri represents 10 to 15 inches of precipitation over the period. (Graphic courtesy of NOAA)

    Plenty of Paper Cotton

    There will be plenty of cotton in the U.S. this year, based on the World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates balance sheet released Wednesday morning by USDA. However, too much water has been a problem for a swath of the...

  • This chart shows year-to-year changes in March corn planting intentions (blue) and changes in final production (red) in percentage terms. The red number is, of course, modified by not only changes in actual planted area from the March Planting Intentions report, but also the percentage of abandonment/silage and the average yield. (Chart by Alan Brugler)

    US Planting Intentions

    USDA's Planting Intentions report released on Friday was just the first of many chapters in the 2017 crops' story. As we know from historical data, the numbers USDA released Friday for corn and soybeans will likely change by a...