Agriculture Experts

Farmers and agribusinesses practitioners across the globe trust DTN and Progressive Farmer. During times of imbalance between supply and demand, we provide the industry’s best information and supply chain solutions that are necessary to succeed. Channel professionals and producers use DTN actionable insights that drive increased yield and profit while minimizing risk. Our experts cover what's happening in the agriculture industry from policy to weather to grain marketing strategies and beyond. Our exclusive coverage has won over 260 industry awards in the last five years alone.

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Bryce Anderson has been with DTN as the Chief Ag Meteorologist and Market Analyst since 1991. His expertise in weather forecasting combined with a south-central Nebraska farm background brings in-depth, focused commentary on the top weather developments impacting agriculture every day. Bryce has published articles in the DTN Ag Weather Brief and the DTN Market Impact. People involved in all aspects of the agricultural industry across the United States and Canada depend on his articles. He also conveys forecast commentary on regional and national farm broadcast programs and hosts DTN audio and video productions.

Ag Policy Editor Chris Clayton is well-known for his ability to understand and communicate agriculture policy to all audiences. He has been with DTN since 2005 and has been recognized as “Writer of the Year” by the American Agricultural Editors’ Association multiple times. He has also won the Glenn Cunningham Agricultural Journalist of the Year Award from the North American Agricultural Journalists and served as the group’s president in 2012-13. The National Farmers Union and American Coalition for Ethanol have also each named Chris as the Communicator of the Year.

Todd is the Lead Grain Marketing Analyst at DTN. He regularly presents information on grain marketing strategies that help farmers make critical marketing decisions throughout the year. Todd began his career as a broker with Delta Futures Group in Omaha, where he relied on DTN for news and market quotes. Todd joined DTN where he enjoys commenting on the grain markets. Todd is a 1981 graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha and has lived in the Omaha area for most of his life.

Cliff serves as the Canadian Grain Analyst for DTN. He has worked primarily as a merchant for the past 25 years in the western Canadian grain industry. He has a passion for the study of the markets and working with producers to help identify and manage potential market risks. He regularly blogs at https://www.dtnpf.com and shares market information with farmers and agribusinesses.

Mary Kennedy has been in the grain business for more than 25 years. She’s worked in the Minneapolis, Duluth-Superior, and PNW markets as a buyer/merchandiser. She specializes in spring and winter wheat, durum, corn, barley, pulse crops, and various other small grains. Mary is a native of St. Paul, Minnesota, and has lived in North Dakota and Wisconsin. She has experience as a commodity buyer in local grain elevators and an ethanol plant. Mary has been a member of the North Dakota Grain Dealers Association and has served as the secretary of the Durum Industry Advisory Commission. She also served as a board member at the Portland Merchants Exchange and was a member of the arbitration committee at the Minneapolis Grain Exchange.

Dr. Scott Williams is the DTN Lead Entomologist. He earned his doctorate degree at Purdue University and spent three years with the Purdue Improved Crop Storage (PICS) Lab. Dr. Williams ultimately landed a position with Spensa Technologies, acquired by DTN in 2018. He now works on applying tech solutions to pest management problems.

Dana is a Senior Market Analyst for DTN and has 30-plus years of experience in the commodity futures industry. Dana began as a wheat buyer and cash grain merchandiser for General Mills and International Multifoods. He was an independent member of the Kansas City Board of Trade and spent 15 years as a broker/trader there. Dana moved to Omaha in July 2012 to work as a proprietary futures/options trader and began writing daily market wires, as well as advising producers on marketing. He brings that experience to farmers and agribusinesses looking to understand market positions and marketing strategies.

Energy Experts

DTN is the preferred downstream supply chain optimization vendor and has been so for more than 25 years. DTN has the solutions and the expertise to help energy companies operate more efficiently and make better buying, selling and storing decisions. Our analysts track policy issues and market trends. These market trends help oil and gas companies maximize their business opportunity. DTN provides the insight needed for calculated business decisions that ensure your success in the downstream oil & gas supply chain. We manage 80% of the North American supply chain pricing and billing transaction interchange every day. DTN can help you boost your profitability and operate more efficiently.

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Brian Milne is the Energy Editor and Product Manager with DTN. He manages the refined fuel’s editorial content, spot price discovery activity, and cash market analysis for DTN. Milne and his team communicate with suppliers, brokers and fuel buyers in the bulk refined fuels wholesale market throughout each business day. Milne has more than 20 years of experience in the energy industry as an analyst, journalist, and editor. He served as managing editor for Btu publications and journalist with Bridge Information Systems America before joining DTN in 1999. His industry and market focus include natural gas, natural gas liquids, electricity, biofuels, and the downstream petroleum industry.

Dominick Chirichella serves as the Director of Risk Management, Trading and Advisory Services at DTN. He brings more than 40 years of knowledge and experience in energy and commodity trading, risk management, education, consulting and advisory, and financial services. His experience includes years of managing international trading, marketing, manufacturing, consulting, start-up operations, and finance operations of major oil companies as well as international trading companies. Dominick was a founding partner of the Energy Management Institute, which was acquired by DTN in April 2018.

Financial Analytics Experts

DTN specializes in providing high-quality data, analysis, and trading tools in an integrated and easy-to-use fashion, providing the insight necessary to boost profitability and give you a competitive edge. We provide the informed, reliable insight you need to manage pricing volatility and depressed commodity prices so you can make sound trading decisions. Our flagship trading solution serves investors in over 100 countries.

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Dominick Chirichella serves as the Director of Risk Management, Trading and Advisory Services at DTN. He brings more than 40 years of knowledge and experience in energy and commodity trading, risk management, education, consulting and advisory, and financial services. His experience includes years of managing international trading, marketing, manufacturing, consulting, start-up operations, and finance operations of major oil companies as well as international trading companies. Dominick was a founding partner of the Energy Management Institute, which was acquired by DTN in April 2018.

Jay is the Senior Vice President of Financial Analytics at DTN and brings 30 years of experience to his role. Jay has a unique passion, understanding, and ability to translate vital information to customers regarding financial markets and the tools that drive them forward.

Mary Kennedy has been in the grain business for more than 25 years. She’s worked in the Minneapolis, Duluth-Superior, and PNW markets as a buyer/merchandiser. She specializes in spring and winter wheat, durum, corn, barley, pulse crops, and various other small grains. Mary is a native of St. Paul, Minnesota, and has lived in North Dakota and Wisconsin. She has experience as a commodity buyer in local grain elevators and an ethanol plant. Mary has been a member of the North Dakota Grain Dealers Association and has served as the secretary of the Durum Industry Advisory Commission. She also served as a board member at the Portland Merchants Exchange and was a member of the arbitration committee at the Minneapolis Grain Exchange.

Brian Milne is the Energy Editor and Product Manager with DTN. He manages the refined fuel’s editorial content, spot price discovery activity, and cash market analysis for DTN. Milne and his team communicate with suppliers, brokers and fuel buyers in the bulk refined fuels wholesale market throughout each business day. Milne has more than 20 years of experience in the energy industry as an analyst, journalist, and editor. He served as managing editor for Btu publications and journalist with Bridge Information Systems America before joining DTN in 1999. His industry and market focus include natural gas, natural gas liquids, electricity, biofuels, and the downstream petroleum industry.

Weather Experts

DTN provides industry-leading decision support tools and actionable insights that are trusted by weather-impacted customers to make smarter decisions, ensuring safety and optimizing efficiency. Our experts go above and beyond by providing forecasts to drive home the impact that weather can have on business and how to expertly prepare and respond to weather situations. Contact Krysta Larson to schedule time with one of our experts.

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Bryce Anderson has been with DTN as the Chief Ag Meteorologist and Market Analyst since 1991. His expertise in weather forecasting combined with a south-central Nebraska farm background brings in-depth, focused commentary on the top weather developments impacting agriculture every day. Bryce has published articles in the DTN Ag Weather Brief and the DTN Market Impact. People involved in all aspects of the agricultural industry across the United States and Canada depend on his articles. He also conveys forecast commentary on regional and national farm broadcast programs and hosts DTN audio and video productions.

Jim Block, Certified Consulting Meteorologist, has more than 35 years of experience in commercial meteorology. At DTN, Block is responsible for the integration of weather into agricultural applications, as well as weather and forecast content used in the products and services provided by DTN. Jim has participated in the development of products pioneered at DTN and is the holder of seven patents on weather technology. He has testified in front of US Congressional committees on matters of the private sector and its relationship to National Meteorological Services. He earned a BS and MS in Meteorology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a Certified Consulting Meteorologist and a past President of the National Council of Industrial Meteorologists. In 2010, Block was elected as a Fellow by the American Meteorological Society, an honor given to less than 0.2% of the membership of the Society.

Mike and four others founded Weather Decision Technologies (WDT) in 2000 in Norman, Oklahoma. The founders of WDT all came from meteorological research organizations in Norman. WDT continues to maintain relationships with these research organizations to extract new technologies from them. Before founding WDT in April 2000, Mike was employed with the National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) for 18 years, the last seven as Assistant Director. While at NSSL, Mike built and led a division that grew from 8 to 100 people. This division was funded by the NWS, DOD, and FAA. Its mission was to develop the core automated weather detection and prediction capabilities for the NEXRAD and Terminal Doppler Weather Radar programs. Mike oversaw the successful deployment of both of those networks. He has written over 75 papers and is internationally recognized for his knowledge of Doppler radar. He is intimately familiar with its application to severe weather warning, aviation hazard detection, as well as prediction and precipitation estimation.

Jim Foerster is one of 198 Certified Consulting Meteorologists (CCM) in the world. CCMs are experts in the application of weather information to a host of practical challenges. He serves as Director of Meteorology Services for DTN, the largest business-to-business weather organization in the world. He and his team provide weather forecasts and consulting services in the aviation, transportation, marine, energy, agriculture, and safety markets.