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

    Soybeans and hard red winter wheat basis were stronger Thursday, while hard red spring wheat was weaker. Corn basis held steady.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    Soybean, hard red winter wheat, spring wheat, soft red winter wheat and corn basis were steady Friday.

  • 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.

  • DTN's average weekly spot price for domestic distillers dried grains was up 5 cents at $172 per ton. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

    DTN DDG Weekly Update

    The DTN domestic dried distillers grains price was stronger on average at $172 per ton for the week-ended May 10.

  • 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.

  • DTN's average weekly spot price for domestic distillers dried grains was up $1 at $167 per ton. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

    DDG Weekly Update

    The DTN domestic dried distillers grains price was slightly higher on average at $167 per ton for the week ended April 19.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    The national average basis for soybeans, corn and soft red winter wheat was stronger, while hard red winter wheat basis was unchanged and spring wheat basis was weaker Thursday.

  • The first tow of the 2018 Upper Mississippi River shipping season locked through Hastings, Minnesota, on April 11. (Photo courtesy of Katharine Klein Sawyer)

    Cash Market Moves

    The extended winter in the Northern Plains has caused a late start to the spring shipping season on the Upper Mississippi River versus last year's start in St. Paul, Minnesota, on March 9. On Lake Superior, the first saltie will also...

  • DTN's average weekly spot price for domestic distillers dried grains was up $3 at $162 per ton. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

    DDG Weekly Update

    The DTN domestic dried distillers grains price was higher on average at $162 per ton for the week ended April 5.

  • Distillers dried grain with solubles (DDGS) is loaded on a barge heading downriver. Logistic issues at the Gulf are pushing export prices there higher. (Courtesy photo from CHS Inc.)

    Cash Market Moves

    The DTN domestic distillers dried grain (DDG) price moved higher with the sharp rise in corn following the USDA reports Thursday, with the export market out of the Gulf remaining strong as logistics are still problematic.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    The national average basis for hard red winter wheat was 2 cents stronger Monday, while corn and soybean basis held steady.

  • Heavy precipitation has caused widespread flooding from the Mississippi River Valley eastward across much of the Ohio River Basin. If the forecast is accurate, flooding could be far from over.

    Cash Market Moves

    Heavy precipitation has caused widespread flooding from the Mississippi River Valley eastward across much of the Ohio River Basin. If the forecast is accurate, flooding could be far from over.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    The national average basis for corn 1 cent stronger Tuesday, while soybean basis held steady.

  • DTN's average weekly spot price for dried distillers grains was at $148 per ton, up $1 versus last week, as prices rose in some areas where supplies were tight. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

    DDG Weekly Update

    The DTN average dried distillers grains price for the week ended Feb. 22 was firm at $148 per ton.