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 sizes up the USDA's 2021 crop production and world grain supply-and-demand reports released this week, and the short- and long-term market implications of those new numbers...he also remarks on dry weather in key crop production areas around the globe as the lead market factor to watch, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends.

January 14, 2022
2022 Corn Market Prospects

Presented at 2022 Corn School, Oakley, KS. 

January 7, 2022
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - January 7, 2022

January 7, 2022
2022 Grain Markets

Presented at "Winning the Game" grain marketing workshop. Dighton, KS. 

January 5, 2022
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - December 23, 2021

Part 1

Part 2

December 23, 2021
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - December 17, 2021

December 17, 2021
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - December 3, 2021

December 3, 2021
Grain Markets and Cost-Returns in 2022

Presented at KARA Conference, Lindsborg, KS. 

December 1, 2021
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - November 19, 2021

November 19, 2021
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - November 12, 2021

November 12, 2021