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 offers his latest observations on the grain market trends: he talks about a pair of USDA reports that will be released today. Of particular interest: the corn numbers, which may be lower than expected.

July 10, 2020
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - July 2, 2020
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July 2, 2020
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - June 26, 2020
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June 26, 2020
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - June 19, 2020
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June 19, 2020
2020 Corn and Sorghum Market Outlook June 12, 2020
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - June 5, 2020
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June 5, 2020
Ethanol and Biodiesel Market Trends and Profitability Through May 22 2020
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May 27, 2020
A Preliminary Estimate of 2020 Kansas Net Farm Income May 22, 2020
More on the Grain Markets
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May 15, 2020
Distributions to the Supply Chain and Its Impact On The Grains Market

May 14, 2020