Mary Kennedy

DTN Basis Analyst

Mary Kennedy has been in the grain business for more than 25 years and has worked in the Minneapolis, Duluth-Superior and PNW markets as a buyer/merchandiser of spring and winter wheat, durum, corn, barley, pulse crops and various other small grains. She is a native of St. Paul, Minn., and has lived in North Dakota and in Wisconsin where she worked as a commodity buyer in local grain elevators and an ethanol plant.

 

Mary has been a member of the North Dakota Grain Dealers Association and has served as the secretary of the Durum Industry Advisory Commission. She also served as a board member at the Portland Merchants Exchange and was a member of the arbitration committee at the Minneapolis Grain Exchange.

 

She has two sons and one daughter: Kevin, who lives in Chicago with his wife and daughter and son; Daniel, who is a lieutenant in the U.S. Army based at Fort Sam Houston with his wife and two sons; and Kelly, who resides in Minnesota with her husband and twin sons.

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  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    Corn, soybean and soft red winter wheat basis was steady, while hard red winter and spring wheat basis was stronger Tuesday.

  • The DTN domestic distillers dried grains weekly average spot price was up $2 to $136 per ton for the week ended Sept. 12. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

    DDG Weekly Update

    DTN's weekly average spot price for domestic distillers dried grains was $2 per ton higher at $136 per ton.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    Corn and soybean basis was unchanged, while spring wheat, hard red winter and soft red winter wheat basis was stronger Tuesday.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    Corn, spring wheat, hard red winter and soft red winter wheat basis moved to the December futures contract.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    Corn and spring wheat basis was stronger Thursday, while soybean, hard red winter and soft red winter wheat basis was steady.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    Corn, soybean basis remained unchanged Wednesday, while spring wheat basis was 1-cent stronger.

  • The DTN domestic distillers dried grains weekly average spot price was up $1 at $131 per ton for the week ended Aug. 22. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

    DDG Weekly Update

    DTN's weekly average spot price for domestic distillers dried grains was $1 per ton higher at $131 per ton.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    Soybean basis strengthened while corn and wheat basis was unchanged Wednesday.

  • Chinese purchases of U.S. soybeans will be one-third of what they were last year due to the ongoing trade war between the two countries, according to Jim Sutter, CEO of the U.S. Soybean Export Council. (DTN graphic)

    China Soybean Sales Uncertain

    Soy stakeholders gathered in Chicago this week are discussing the uncertainty of future U.S. soy exports to China because of the trade war, and are seeking to build up export demand to other countries.

  • The Dredge Goetz works on the Mississippi River earlier this year. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island District is running out of funds to keep the Dredge Goetz running full time in order to keep river transportation safe for barge traffic. (Photo by Brian Krause, courtesy of the Mississippi Valley USACE)

    Cash Market Moves

    Flooding in 2019 has been cruel to the Mississippi River and has already cost the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers more money than usual for cleanup at locks and dams cluttered by flooding. Now, they are running out of money for...

  • The DTN domestic distillers dried grains weekly average spot price was down $4 at $130 per ton for the week ended Aug. 15. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

    DDG Weekly Update

    DTN's weekly average spot price for domestic distillers dried grains was $4 per ton lower at $130 per ton.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    Soybean and corn basis was stronger Tuesday, while soft red winter and hard red winter wheat basis was steady and hard red spring wheat basis was weaker.

  • Aerial of dredging amid traffic on St. Johns in January 2019. USACE Jacksonville District is currently increasing the depth of the existing federal channel along the St. Johns River from its current depth of 40 feet to a maximum depth of 50 feet. Deepening the existing channel will allow for larger vessels, also referred to as Post Panamax, to access the channel. (Photo courtesy Mark Bias, USACE)

    Cash Market Moves

    Dredging the Lower Mississippi River from Baton Rouge to the Gulf to 50 feet will allow both larger ships to be utilized and current ships being utilized to be loaded with more revenue-producing freight.

  • The Dredge Goetz dredges in Pool 16 on the Mississippi River. Flooding turned the Mississippi River into a sandbox after sand and silt were deposited by strong currents and rushing waters created by the barrage of flooding on the entire system. But it will take more than a shovel and bucket to remove this sand. (Picture courtesy of USACE Rock Island.)

    Cash Market Moves

    Record flooding up and down the entire Mississippi River most of 2019 has left behind a mess beneath the water for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • The DTN domestic distillers dried grains price was unchanged on average at $140 per ton for the week ended July 25. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

    DDG Weekly Update

    DTN's weekly average spot price for domestic distillers dried grains was steady at $140 per ton.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    Soybean and corn basis was stronger, while spring wheat, hard red winter wheat and soft red winter wheat basis was steady Wednesday.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    Soybean, corn, spring wheat, hard red winter and soft red winter wheat basis was unchanged Friday.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    Soybean basis was stronger Tuesday, while corn, spring wheat and soft red winter wheat basis was steady and hard red winter wheat basis was weaker.

  • Pictured is tow parking barges near Destrehan, Louisiana. Just as the Mississippi River was starting to recover from months of flooding, Category 1 Hurricane Barry made landfall in Louisiana on July 13, causing the Mississippi River to rise again. (DTN Photo by Mary Kennedy)

    Cash Market Moves

    Just as parts of the Lower Mississippi River were showing signs of flood recovery, Category 1 Hurricane Barry made landfall in Louisiana on July 13. Later that day it weakened to a Tropical Storm as it moved inland and became a...

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    Corn basis was stronger Wednesday, while soybean, hard red winter wheat, soft red winter wheat and spring wheat basis held steady.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    Corn, soybean and hard red winter wheat basis were stronger Tuesday, while soft red winter wheat basis weakened and spring wheat basis held steady.

  • Pictured is a cable deck livestock trailer traveling in northern Minnesota. The current Hours of Service rule for truck drivers is up for debate once again, especially for drivers hauling a "live" load whose time runs out before they reach their destination. (Photo by Mary Kennedy)

    Cash Market Moves

    The U.S. House Appropriations committee recently passed a 2020 government funding package that would effectively stop the U.S. DOT from eliminating the 30-minute break requirement from current hours of service regulations.