Daniel O'Brien

Grain Markets & Market Structure, Farm Management

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.

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 compares current grain bids at local Kansas elevators to forward contracts on 2022 production at those same locations as an indication of market direction, and he talks about the potential market impact of the new soybean crush plant to be built in southeast Kansas.

October 15, 2021
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - October 15, 2021

October 15, 2021
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - October 8, 2021

October 8, 2021
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - September 24, 2021

September 24, 2021
2022 Kansas County-Level Cash Rental Rates for Non-Irrigated Cropland - Revision September 21, 2021
Seasonal Cash Grain Prices

An Excel spreadsheet to evaluate seasonality in the Kansas grain market

September 20, 2021
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - September 10, 2021

September 10, 2021
Revised Outlook for Irrigated and Non-Irrigated Cash Rents in Kansas

September 1, 2021
Grain Markets in 2021-2022

September 1, 2021
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - August 27, 2021

August 27, 2021