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 Outook - Dan O'Brien

K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien talks about the USDA's latest U.S. grain production report, which featured surprisingly friendly numbers for the corn and soybean markets, and he comments on the possible corn market impact from year-round sales of E-15 ethanol, during his weekly segment on the grain price trends.

October 12, 2018
2019 Grain Market Analysis

Presented at AGEC 420 class, Manhattan, KS. 

October 10, 2018
2019 Grain Market Outlook

Presented at Ag Lenders Conferences, Garden City and Manhattan, KS. 

October 1, 2018
Grain Market Outlook for 2018-2019 September 17, 2018
WASDE Quick Analysis Spreadsheet

Dan O’Brien evaluates the numbers from the USDA WASDE grain supply and demand report.

September 13, 2018
Seasonal Cash Grain Prices

An Excel spreadsheet to evaluate seasonality in the Kansas grain market

September 10, 2018
Wheat Market Outlook for 2018-2019

Presented at 2018 KSU Wheat Schools: Ness City, Lenora, Colby, and Leoti. 

August 28, 2018
10. Finding Grain Marketing Strategies for 2018-2019 August 1, 2018
Grain Market Outlook for 2018-2019 August 1, 2018
19. The VSR Track Record for 2018 Kansas HRW Wheat Futures August 1, 2018