Daniel O'Brien

Grain Markets & Market Structure, Farm Management

Associate Professor and Extension Agricultural Economist
Northwest Research Extension Center

The focus of Dr. O’Brien's extension and applied research efforts have been in the areas of grain and bioenergy market analysis - with emphasis on of wheat, feed grain, oilseed, and ethanol supply-demand and prices. He also has been working in the areas of irrigated and dryland cropping systems and natural resource-related issues in western Kansas. He also works extensively with agricultural audiences on issues such as farmland leasing and crop enterprise profitability. Visit "Focused on Grains Blog" by Dan O'Brien.

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Northwest Research Extension Center
105 Experiment Farm Road PO Box 786
Colby , KS  67701-0786
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Documents & Presentations by Daniel O'Brien
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Weekly Grain Market Outlook - Dan O'Brien

K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien looks ahead to next Tuesday's USDA grain supply-and-demand report and if those new numbers will likely cause much reaction in the markets, and he shares the production budget information he worked up for a series of K-State cotton marketing workshops he took part in the last several days.

December 6, 2019
Propane Market Update and Prospects in Late November 2019 November 22, 2019
Wheat Market Outlook

Presented at 2019 Industry Outlook Conference, Denver, CO. 

October 24, 2019
Grain Market Outlook for 2020

Presented at KSU AGEC 520 Class, Manhattan, KS. 

October 22, 2019
Grain Market Outlook for 2020

2019 Ag Lender Conference, Garden City and Manhattan, KS. 

October 1, 2019
Grain Market Outlook for 2020 October 1, 2019
Seasonal Cash Grain Prices

An Excel spreadsheet to evaluate seasonality in the Kansas grain market

September 18, 2019
Frequently Asked Questions: Crop Provisions of the 2018 Farm Bill August 21, 2019
Canola, Sunflower, Cotton and Sorghum Market Outlook

Presented at Extension Outlook Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio.

August 15, 2019
1. 2018 Farm Bill - Making the ARC/PLC Decision August 1, 2019