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.

John Baranick graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor’s of science degree in meteorology and a minor in agronomy. He has been a meteorologist with DTN since 2011, and became DTN’s Ag Meteorologist, heading up the effort to serve farmers and agribusinesses with daily and seasonal weather outlooks to help them make strategic business decisions. He also is a frequent speaker at ag events and source for rural radio stations. His comments have been received by clients in the aviation, transportation, energy, and agriculture industries worldwide. John works out of the Burnsville, Minnesota, office.

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 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.

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.

Refined Fuels 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.

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.

Troy Vincent is a market analyst at DTN. He’s been in the economic research and energy risk management industry for nearly a decade, from large multinationals like Schneider Electric and Ingersoll Rand to innovative technology startups like ClipperData. Troy specializes in crude oil and refined products, and has a thorough understanding of economics and monetary policy, which gives his readers a deeper understanding of market moves and indicators than basic supply and demand levels.

Liubov Georges is an energy analyst with DTN. She has covered the energy industry for more than six years, including as an oil and gas market analyst in New York City and Washington, D.C. Liubov graduated New York University with a master’s degree in Economics and Energy Policy, where she focused on geopolitics of energy, statistical analysis and political risk. While in graduate school she worked as an Oil Market Reporter at Axelrod Energy Projects and Natural Gas Market Analyst at Energy Policy Research Foundation in Washington, D.C. At both positions she provided technical and economic analysis on regional and international markets, with exposure to petroleum and financial industries. Liubov earned her bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Moscow State University, where she completed extensive coursework in geopolitical strategy and international political economy. She frequently wrote articles for the Institute of Modern Russia Civil Society Group.

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.

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.

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.