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

Presented at 2021 Kansas Corn Schools. Virtual presentation. 

February 11, 2021
A Preliminary Estimate of 2020 Kansas Net Farm Income and a Projection for 2021 February 3, 2021
Grain Market Outlook for 2021

Presented at 2021 WInning the Game Marketing Workshop, LaCrosse, KS. 

January 21, 2021
Grain Market Update for 2020

2020 KS-MO State Line Crops Conference. 

December 2, 2020
Kansas Grain Sorghum - Acres, Yields, Revenue, Costs and Profitability November 19, 2020