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 Outlook - Dan O'Brien

K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien tells what he found out directly from a USDA official about that much-criticized corn acreage number reported by the USDA last Monday, and he talks about lasting volatility in the row crop markets for the remainder of the year, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends.

August 16, 2019
Canola, Sunflower, Cotton and Sorghum Market Outlook

Presented at Extension Outlook Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio.

August 15, 2019
2019 Kansas Grain Sorghum Net Returns at RMA Projected Grain Sorghum Prices March 8, 2019
2019 Kansas Corn Net Returns at RMA Projected Corn Prices March 8, 2019
2019 Kansas Soybean Net Returns at RMA Projected Soybean Prices March 8, 2019
2019 Feed Grain Markets - Corn and Sorghum

Presented at 2019 Master Marketer Meetings. 

February 28, 2019
2019 Corn and Soybean Market Outlook

Presented at “Lunch & Learn” Meeting, Tonganoxie, KS. 

February 20, 2019
2019 Corn Market Outlook

Presented at Kansas Corn School, Garden City, KS. 

February 15, 2019
2019 Grain Sorghum Market Outlook

Presented at 2019 Sorghum School, Salina, KS. 

February 7, 2019
2019 Grain Sorghum Market Outlook

Presented at 2019 Sorghum School, Hays, KS. 

February 6, 2019