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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    Corn, Soybean and Hard red winter basis was stronger while spring wheat basis and soft red winter wheat basis held steady on Wednesday.

  • Not only did heavy rains swamp fields in parts of the Upper Midwest, hailstorms were merciless in most of that region as well. (Photo of wet fields looking south towards Pomeroy, Iowa, taken July 6 by Adam Ramthun, Manson, Iowa. Photo of hailed out corn taken June 30 by Andrew Philips, Loomis, Nebraska)

    Cash Market Moves

    Besides the continuation of heavy rains in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa, hail reared its ugly head not once, but twice in central South Dakota and parts of Nebraska, as well as in areas of North Dakota and Iowa.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • A tow pushes barges downriver toward St. Paul, Minnesota, where water levels have risen once again. (Photo by Ann Kennedy, Austin, Texas)

    Cash Market Moves

    Constant rains the past few weeks continue to fill the Mississippi River from St. Paul to Winona, along with its tributaries and other U.S. rivers in rain-soaked regions.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    Corn, soft red winter wheat and hard red winter wheat basis was stronger, while spring wheat basis was weaker and soybeans were unchanged Thursday.

  • While livestock haulers are currently exempt from implementation of ELD rules, recent bills introduced by various senators are causing opposition from various trucking organizations and safety advocates. (DTN photo by Pam Smith)

    Cash Market Moves

    While livestock and insect haulers have an exemption to electronic logging device (ELD) rules through Sept. 30, 2018, other agriculture commodity haulers will see their current exemption run out at midnight on June 18. However...

  • DTN's average weekly spot price for domestic distillers dried grains was $11 lower at $149 per ton. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

    DTN DDG Weekly Update

    The DTN domestic dried distillers grains price slid lower to an average of $149 per ton for the week-ended June 14.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • The HRW wheat basis performed well over the past crop year as can be seen here on the DTN national average basis chart for 2017-18.

    Cash Market Moves

    When the calendar turns to June 1 every year, soft red and hard red winter wheat end a crop year and start a new one. Here is a look back and a look ahead for hard red winter.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN's average weekly spot price for domestic distillers dried grains was $11 lower at $160 per ton. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

    DTN DDG Weekly Update

    The DTN domestic dried distillers grains price was sharply lower at an average of $160 per ton for the week-ended June 7.

  • Livestock haulers were granted a longer exemption from implementing the ELD technology than agriculture haulers, whose exemption expires at midnight June 18. (DTN photo by Mary Kennedy)

    Cash Market Moves

    The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) gave a 90-day temporary waiver from the electronic logging device (ELD) rule for agriculture-related transportation. That waiver expires...

  • A barge loading bulk DDGS on the Mississippi River that will head to the Gulf for export. (Photo courtesy CHS Inc.)

    Cash Market Moves

    At the 22nd Annual Distillers Symposium, recently held in Des Moines, Iowa, many issues dealing with distillers grains were discussed. One important issue was the current outlook for DDGS exports as the market continues to remain...

  • As the Mississippi River in St. Paul, Minnesota, starts to recede, river terminals there have started loading barges, but are seeing tows restricted to nine barges from St. Paul to Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin, as high water persists in the UMR. (Photo by Michelle Heck Webster St. Paul, Minnesota)

    Cash Market Moves

    As high water moves downstream from the St. Paul, Minnesota, district, two locks in the Upper Mississippi River (UMR) closed over the weekend of May 11, stalling barges on both sides of the closure.

  • This field in Marion County, Kansas, inspected by scouts on day three of the Winter Wheat Tour was in the boot stage. (DTN photo by Mary Kennedy)

    Winter Wheat Tour - Day 3

    Kansas wheat has the potential to yield 37 bushels per acre on average this year, organizers of the Wheat Quality Council's Winter Wheat Tour announced early Thursday afternoon. But much still depends on the weather the rest of...

  • A scout on the yellow route of the Hard Winter Wheat Crop Tour measures wheat in a field in Woods County, Oklahoma, on day two of the tour. (DTN photo by Mary Kennedy)

    Winter Wheat Tour - Day 2

    The theme of day two of the Wheat Quality Council's Winter Wheat Tour was much the same as that of day one: The crop is late and needs moisture.

  • Winter wheat fields in Rice County, Kansas, examined by scouts on Tuesday were showing signs of severe drought in both the soil and the plants. This field also had freeze damage and some wheat streak mosaic, which will cause yield loss. (DTN photo by Mary Kennedy)

    Winter Wheat Tour - Day 1

    Scouts on the first day of the Wheat Quality Council's Winter Wheat Tour found Kansas fields showing evidence of drought stress.