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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2021 Kansas County-Level Cash Rental Rates for Non-Irrigated Cropland July 28, 2021
Weekly Grain Market Outlook - Dan O'Brien

K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien covers the latest grain market developments, and he refers to a new index that the CME maintains that tracks the level of price volatility in the wheat, corn and soybean markets, and compares that to historical trends...he also offers his latest thoughts on the markets' responses to weather developments.

July 23, 2021
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - July 9, 2021

July 9, 2021
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - July 2, 2021

July 2, 2021
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - June 25, 2021

June 25, 2021
U.S. and World Corn, Sorghum, Ethanol and DDGS Market Outlook

Presented virtually to U.S. Grains Council. 

June 7, 2021
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - June 4, 2021

June 4, 2021
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - May 28, 2021

May 28, 2021
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - May 21, 2021

May 21, 2021
The US Ethanol Industry - Trends in Prices and Profitability

Presented to the US Grains Council via webinar. 

May 16, 2021