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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Weekly Grain Market Outlook - Dan O'Brien

Dan O'Brien considers the increasing uncertainty about the row crop harvest numbers, stemming from the freezing temperatures that overspread a large part of the midwest and plains regions last week, as one of the main talking points during his weekly segment on the grain market trends.

October 18, 2019
Grain Market Outlook for 2020

2019 Ag Lender Conference, Garden City and Manhattan, KS. 

October 1, 2019
Seasonal Cash Grain Prices

An Excel spreadsheet to evaluate seasonality in the Kansas grain market

September 18, 2019
Frequently Asked Questions: Crop Provisions of the 2018 Farm Bill August 21, 2019
Canola, Sunflower, Cotton and Sorghum Market Outlook

Presented at Extension Outlook Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio.

August 15, 2019
1. 2018 Farm Bill - Making the ARC/PLC Decision August 1, 2019
Grain Market Outlook for 2019 - 2020 August 1, 2019
18. Managing Grain Price Risk with Contracts, Hedges and Options August 1, 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