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

  • While much of the river system has received good moisture so far this winter, St. Louis has not, keeping river levels below zero gauge. Barges are still moving, as seen in this picture, but draft restrictions have been ongoing and fluctuating. (DTN photo by Mary Kennedy)

    Cash Market Moves

    After the extreme low water conditions in the Mississippi River and tributaries during Fall 2022, most of the system has received beneficial moisture this winter, but some areas will need...

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • As fall harvest approached, the water levels on the Lower Ohio and Mississippi River were causing major problems for barge traffic. Conditions continued to get worse as can be seen in this picture of grounded barges at Mound City, Illinois, on the Ohio River, just north of where the Mississippi River and Ohio River meet. (Photo courtesy of American Commercial Barge Line)

    Top 10 Ag Stories of 2022: No. 7

    DTN continues its countdown of the top 10 agriculture stories of 2022 with No. 7: how lower levels on some of the major rivers, such as on the Mississippi, affected transportation of commodities and fertilizer and caused basis...

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    Corn and soybean basis held steady again Wednesday while soft red winter wheat basis strengthened, and hard red winter wheat and hard red spring wheat basis weakened.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    Soybean and soft red winter wheat basis weakened Monday while hard red spring wheat basis strengthened, and corn and hard red winter wheat basis held steady.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • A November rail strike date has been avoided as the BMWED union announced they will extend their status-quo date to match the railroad signalmen's union date. (DTN file photo)

    Cash Market Moves

    The Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Division membership said Wednesday they will extend their status quo period to match the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen, thus delaying any possible rail strike to December.