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.

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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 comments on another resoundingly bullish week in the grain markets, and he talks about what may be forthcoming in today's USDA world grain supply and demand report, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends.

April 9, 2021
The U.S. Ethanol Industry Trends in Prices and Profitability

Presented virtually to the U.S. Grains Council. 

April 1, 2021
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - March 26, 2021

March 26, 2021
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - March 12, 2021
Audio only, click HERE

March 12, 2021
US and World Soybean Markets and US Spring 2021 Planting Prospects

Presented to International Grains Program. 

March 11, 2021
US Corn and Soybean Markets and US Spring 2021 Planting Prospects

Presented to IGP. 

March 11, 2021
The US Ethanol Industry Trends in Prices and Profitability

Presented to U.S. Grains Council

March 10, 2021
Managing Risk in Grain Markets - Examples and Application

Audio only - HERE

March 5, 2021
The Corn and Soybean Price Protection Net in Kansas in 2021

Audio only - HERE

March 3, 2021
The U.S. Corn Price Protection Net Applied to Kansas for New-Crop MY 2021/22 March 3, 2021