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

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

  • DTN's weekly spot price for domestic distillers dried grains was unchanged on average at $141 per ton. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

    DDG Weekly Update

    The DTN domestic distillers dried grains average price was unchanged at $141 per ton for the week ended Feb. 14.

  • Crews working at Starved Rock Lock and Dam (pictured) near Ottawa, Illinois, "bubble" ice away from the lock and steam dam gates to keep them operational. At Dresden Island Lock and Dam near Morris, Illinois, crews crawl down inside the dam to steam and chip away built-up ice. This time consuming, but necessary, task allows the Corps to manage water levels on the Illinois Waterway for navigation purposes all winter long. (Photo by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island District)

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  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • With 12.1 million metric tons of grain moved, a 20% increase year over year, agriculture was a key commodity in driving tonnage and international traffic in 2018 on the Seaway. Pictured is the Federal Rhine, the last saltie of the 2018 season, loading durum at CHS elevator in Superior, Wisconsin. (Photo by Paul Scinocca)

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    The St. Lawrence Seaway, North America's binational marine highway connecting the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes, recently completed its best year for cargo shipments since 2007, reported the Great Lakes Seaway Partnership.

  • DTN's weekly spot price for domestic distillers dried grains was $3 lower on average at $145 per ton. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

    DDG Weekly Update

    The DTN domestic distillers dried grains average price was lower at $145 per ton for the week ended Jan. 24.

  • 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)

    Cash Market Moves

    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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