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

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

  • Quentin Connealy harvests a soybean field that was under water in March when the Missouri River flooded. "We were able to get most everything planted between April 24 and June 10," Connealy said. "With a second flooding coming June 1, the river took some of our planted and non-planted ground again. The next round of flooding was the mid to end of September." (Photo courtesy of Quentin Connealy)

    Cash Market Moves

    From the start of planting and all the way through harvest, many farmers have had a very disappointing soybean season.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • Potash prices tracked by DTN continue to move lower. A fertilizer stock analyst says supplier inventories are high but strong demand will speed usage. (DTN Chart)

    DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends

    Most major fertilizer prices continue to creep lower, with 10-34-0 the only product to slide higher.

  • The DTN domestic distillers dried grains weekly spot price was steady, on average, at $143 per ton for the week ended Nov. 21. (DTN file photo)

    DDG Weekly Update

    DTN's weekly average spot price for domestic distillers dried grains was steady at $143 a ton.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed changes to the hours of service rule that would allow one off-duty break of at least 30 minutes, but not more than 3 hours, that would pause a truck driver's 14-hour driving window, provided the driver takes 10 consecutive hours off-duty at the end of the work shift. (DTN photo by Mary Kennedy)

    Cash Market Moves

    The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published a notice of proposed rulemaking in August on changes to hours of service (HOS) rules followed by a comment period, which...

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • Pictured is the DTN national average weekly soybean basis chart as of Oct. 23, showing basis peeking above the five-year average, which has been unfamiliar territory for it the past three crop years. (DTN chart)

    Cash Market Moves

    The DTN national average soybean basis has been hovering below the minimum five-year average level for at least the past three years. Recently, it has been on a slow climb.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    Corn, soybean and soft red winter wheat basis was unchanged Monday, while hard red winter wheat and hard red spring wheat basis strengthened.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    Soybean and hard red spring wheat basis strengthened Friday, while corn and soft red winter wheat and hard red winter wheat basis were unchanged.

  • 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.