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

  • Empty shelves where flour would normally be are becoming the norm at many supermarkets across the U.S. as consumers prepare for a worst-case scenario where fresh bread may hard to source as the coronavirus continues to spread. (Photo by Kelly Moshier)

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  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    Hard red winter wheat basis strengthened Wednesday while basis for corn, soybeans and soft red winter wheat and hard red spring wheat were unchanged.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    Soybean basis was stronger, while soft red winter and corn basis were steady Thursday.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • The DTN national average corn basis (an average of nearly 4,000 corn bids collected throughout the U.S.) started the new crop year 11 cents above the DTN national average maximum five-year average basis and, as of the week of Jan. 24, was 9 cents above the maximum five-year average basis. (DTN photo)

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    The DTN national average corn basis started moving above the maximum five-year average in July 2019 and hasn't looked back since.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    Corn, SRW wheat, HRW wheat and spring wheat basis was steady, while soybean basis was weaker.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    Basis changes are versus Thursday's table because of the winter storm Friday causing a shortage of bids, in turn distorting Friday's basis.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    Corn, SRW wheat, soybean basis and HRW wheat basis was steady Thursday while spring wheat basis was weaker.

  • It was a snowy harvest in North Dakota, where nearly 50% of the corn remains in some spots. "It's been a tough year here. The door closed on some corn now, and there's a crazy amount out there yet. We had one variety at 49 lbs. per bushel; rest seemed to be 50-plus and up to 54, and we put in the bin around 20 moisture or less. Few bushels went in the low-temp drying bin. There is definitely some low test weight corn out there," said Mark Rohrich, Ashley, North Dakota. (Photo courtesy of Mark Rohrich)

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    The past year was difficult for corn and most crops -- from planting all the way through to harvest. As the year came to an end, most farmers were happy to put 2019 in the rearview...