DTN/The Progressive Farmer Strengthens its Commodity Analysis Team

Long-time analyst promoted and new analyst hired to continue providing unbiased, independent commodity market analysis  

Today, DTN/The Progressive Farmer announced changes to its commodity analysis team to ensure farmers and others who rely on its market information will continue to have access to industry-leading analysts through the company’s platforms. Todd Hultman has been promoted to lead analyst and brings more than 20 years of experience to his new role. Dana Mantini, with more than 40 years of commodity market experience, joins DTN/The Progressive Farmer as a senior grain analyst.

“DTN/The Progressive Farmer has long been known for our independent insights that farmers and others can trust when making business decisions,” Greg Horstmeier, editor-in-chief, said. “Together, Todd and Dana bring a unique perspective on the commodity markets that our customers can rely on. They are deeply committed to sharing their knowledge and supporting our customers with insights that can help them protect their bottom lines.”

Hultman has been an analyst with DTN/The Progressive Farmer since 2013, serving and educating farmers and commodity traders. He produces a weekly column, “Todd’s Take,” which is available to DTN subscribers, as well as daily DTN Closing Markets analysis to keep farmers and traders up-to-date on the markets.

Mantini joins DTN/The Progressive Farmer from Gavilon and brings experience as a grain originator, trader, and hedger for several large agricultural firms. He has deep knowledge in grain marketing techniques, from classic hedging and options strategies to using various cash grain contract tools along with farm programs to manage risk.

“Todd and Dana are a winning combination that, in addition to our team of full-time and consulting analysts, deliver unmatched, critical market information to our customers,” Horstmeier said. “They will continue to use and fine tune our proprietary DTN Six Factors® strategies as a framework for providing clear market direction to our farmer and commodity trading customers as they make marketing decisions.”