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.

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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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2020 Soybean Market Outlook

Presented at K-State Soybean Schools, Atchison and Marysville, KS. 

January 22, 2020
2020 Soybean Market Outlook

Presented at K-State Soybean School, Emporia, KS. 

January 21, 2020
Weekly Grain Market Outlook - Dan O'Brien

K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien offers his weekly comments on the grain market trends...this week, centering on two topics: the market interpretation of last week's USDA "final" report on 2019 row crop production and winter wheat seedings; and the signing of the U.S.-China phase one trade agreement...whether yesterday's negative futures market reaction was excessive.

January 17, 2020
2020 Grain Market Outlook

Presented at Extension Agricultural Appreciation Day, Wellington, KS. 

January 16, 2020
2020 Soybean Market Outlook

Presented at Smith Center and Salina, KS. 

January 13, 2020
Grain Market Outlook for Late 2019-2020

Presented at 2019 Ag Horizons Conference. Pierre, SD. 

December 10, 2019
2020 Grain Market Outlook

Presented at 2019 Kansas Ag Retailers Association Conference. Salina, KS. 

December 5, 2019
Propane Market Update and Prospects in Late November 2019 November 22, 2019
Wheat Market Outlook

Presented at 2019 Industry Outlook Conference, Denver, CO. 

October 24, 2019
Grain Market Outlook for 2020

Presented at KSU AGEC 520 Class, Manhattan, KS. 

October 22, 2019