Daniel O'Brien

Grain Markets & Market Structure, Farm Management

Associate 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 Outook - Dan O'Brien

Dan O'Brien reviews the latest news on U.S. grain export business, and he goes over his updated balance sheet and price outlook for corn, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends.

November 17, 2017
Grain Market Outlook for 2017-2018

Presented at AGEC 520, Manhattan, KS. 

October 19, 2017
Seasonal Cash Grain Prices

An Excel spreadsheet to evaluate seasonality in the Kansas grain market

October 16, 2017
Grain Market Outlook for 2018 October 6, 2017
Grain Market Outlook for 2017-2018 October 2, 2017
WASDE Deep Numbers Analysis Spreadsheet

Dan O’Brien evaluates the numbers from the USDA WASDE grain supply and demand report.

September 12, 2017
Grain Market Situation and Outlook August 16, 2017
9. Non-Convergence and Variable Storage Rates in Futures Markets August 1, 2017
13. U.S. Ethanol & Biodiesel Market Situation August 1, 2017
Wheat: World Supply and Demand and Quarterly U.S. Stocks June 8, 2017