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

  • BNSF completed the installation of all mandated positive train control (PTC) infrastructure at the end of 2017, including 88 required subdivisions covering more than 11,500 route miles on its network. Pictured is a BNSF train moving through Randall, Minnesota, along the Northern Trans Con. (Photo by Mary Kennedy)

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    On Oct. 29, 2015, the Positive Train Control Enforcement and Implementation Act of 2015 (PTCEI Act) was signed into law and extended the original statutory deadline for full implementation of PTC systems from Dec. 31, 2015, to Dec...

  • DTN's weekly spot price for domestic distillers dried grains was $7 lower on average at $153 per ton. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

    DDG Weekly Update

    The DTN domestic distillers dried grains average price was lower at $153 per ton for the week ended Jan. 10.

  • Barges are stacked up against the McAlpine Dam on the Ohio River after an accident occurred on Dec. 25. Seven of those barges eventually sunk. (USACE photo by Katie Newton)

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    High water has been plaguing much of the U.S. river system since the end of December 2018. Many safety restrictions have been in place for weeks, but an accident on the Ohio River has created quite a mess.

  • DTN's weekly spot price for domestic distillers dried grains was $4 lower on average at $160 per ton. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

    DDG Weekly Update

    The DTN domestic distillers dried grains average price was lower at $160 per ton for the week ended Jan. 3.

  • DTN's weekly spot price for domestic distillers dried grains was $3 higher on average at $164 per ton. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

    DDG Weekly Update

    The DTN domestic distillers dried grains average price was higher once again at $164 per ton for the week ended Dec. 20.

  • DTN's weekly spot price for domestic distillers dried grains was stronger on average at $161 per ton. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

    DTN DDG Weekly Update

    The DTN domestic distillers dried grains average price was higher at $161 per ton for the week ended Dec. 13.

  • DTN's weekly spot price for domestic distillers dried grains was stronger on average at $161 per ton. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

    DDG Weekly Update

    The DTN domestic distillers dried grains average price was higher at $161 per ton for the week ended Dec. 13.

  • DTN's weekly spot price for domestic distillers dried grains was stronger on average at $154 per ton. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

    DTN DDG Weekly Update

    The DTN domestic distillers dried grains average price was higher at $154 per ton for the week ended Dec. 6.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • Empty barges parked alongside of the Mississippi River in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota, late summer. (DTN photo by Mary Kennedy)

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    In October 2018, USDA published an updated analysis on infrastructure and transportation costs of the U.S. soybean market, covering the years from 1992 through 2017. The report examines new transportation routes that have...

  • On Nov. 15, the day started out perfectly for harvest in Roslyn, South Dakota. Later in the day, the weather changed from sunny to snowy, chasing farmers out of the fields -- a typical story for many this harvest season. (Photo by Ryan Wagner)

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    U.S. 2018 fall harvest has been on again, off again this season, because the weather has been extremely uncooperative. This has caused quality and yield loss in both soybeans and corn for farmers.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • Livestock haulers are among those who have asked the FMCSA for flexibility from certain provisions of current hours of service rules for the safe transport of livestock. (Photo by Victoria G. Myers)

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    Earlier this year, the congressionally mandated electronic logging device rule became effective, bringing focus to hours of service regulations. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced in August that it was seeking...

  • The brand-new Olmsted Locks and Dam, 17 miles upstream from the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, was dedicated on Aug. 30, 2018, after 30 years of construction. It is the largest civil works project in the history of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)

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    The Olmsted Locks and Dam is a series of locks and a concrete dam on the Ohio River at river mile 964.4. The project, some 30 years in the making, is intended to reduce tow and barge delays by replacing the existing older and...

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN's weekly spot price for domestic distillers dried grains was higher on average at $134 per ton. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

    DTN DDG Weekly Update

    The DTN domestic distillers dried grains average price was slightly higher at $134 per ton for the week ended Oct. 25.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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