Find out what to expect this growing season with our detailed outlook videos. Our award-winning analysts, editors, and meteorologists have collaborated to provide you with insights for:
- Weather, pests, and diseases
- Planting, growth, reproduction, and harvest
- Overall yield potential
You can find crop-specific outlooks below, as well as a list of helpful resources and solutions.
See the 2019 U.S. Growing Season Outlooks
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Meet Our Weather & Pest Experts
Bryce Anderson delivers must-have daily weather commentary and in-depth seasonal forecasts for DTN subscribers. He also hosts online video segments that offer a comprehensive overview of important weather events and forecasts that may impact crops and the markets. Anderson’s insight and commentary are frequently featured on regional ag radio programs and in newspapers across the United States. Throughout the year, he speaks at industry events, covering national and global historical weather and forecasts, and their anticipated effects on crop conditions and commodity markets.
Prior to DTN, Anderson was an award-winning farm broadcaster and ag meteorologist at radio and television stations in Iowa, Missouri, and Nebraska. He has degrees from the University of Nebraska and Mississippi State University.
Dr. Scott Williams is a research entomologist at DTN and the author of the Pest Watch column in Progressive Farmer. He has studied the management of a number of insect pests and currently works on the application and use of DTN Smart Trap and other pest management precision agriculture technologies. His goal is to develop best practices to improve pest management outcomes.
Dr. Williams received his PhD. from Purdue University.
Stephen Strum has been focused on providing long-range forecasts for more than 20 years. He has extensive industry experience and even taught economic meteorology at Oklahoma State University in Tulsa for six years.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in meteorology from Penn State and a Master of Science in meteorology from the University of Oklahoma.
Jeff Johnson is a certified consulting meteorologist (CCM) — a professional designation awarded by the American Meteorological Society recognizing high standards of technical competence, character, and experience. He has been a CCM since 1993 and has worked at DTN for 38 years.
Johnson is experienced in operational forecasting, management, product development, and Doppler weather radar training. He currently specializes in long-range and seasonal forecasting for the agriculture, energy, and transportation industries, and provides DTN clients with consulting services and presentations.
Nate Hamblin specializes in mid and long-range, as well as seasonal forecasting. He works with DTN clients in a number of industries, including agriculture, energy, transportation, and construction, and has more than 15 years of operational forecasting experience.
Hamblin holds a Bachelor of Science in meteorology from the State University of New York at Oswego.
Since 2011, John Baranick has been dedicated to helping DTN customers understand their weather risks and make better safety and operational decisions. He regularly provides forecasts to clients in the agriculture, aviation, transportation, energy, and sports industries.
Baranick holds a Bachelor of Science in meteorology from Iowa State University with a minor in agronomy.
How to Control the Impact of Insects on Crops
Assessing this year’s regional perspectives on the impact of insect pests will provide farmers with management strategies for next year’s growing season.View Fact Sheet
Bryce Anderson’s Spring Outlook Webinar Rebroadcast
Following a late harvest and delayed field work, farmers across the entire U.S. grain belt have an extra-busy workload to prepare for the 2019 planting season. DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist Bryce Anderson will have a detailed spring forecast to help producers with making these critical decisions.