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 says prices are continuing to rise, if not remain steady, and celebrates the optimism that this week’s precipitation across the state is bringing.

September 23, 2022
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - September 23, 2022

September 23, 2022
2023 Kansas County-Level Cash Rental Rates for Non-Irrigated Cropland September 22, 2022
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - September 16, 2022

September 16, 2022
Feedgrain Markets - Basis Issues September 13, 2022
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - September 9, 2022

September 9, 2022
Seasonal Cash Grain Prices

An Excel spreadsheet to evaluate seasonality in the Kansas grain market

September 7, 2022
Margin Protection Insurance: Introduction and Considerations for the 2023 Crop Year September 6, 2022
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - September 2, 2022

September 2, 2022
2023 Grain Market Outlook

Presented at 2022 Ag Lenders Conferences: Garden City and Manhattan, KS. 

September 1, 2022