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

  • DTN's weekly spot price for domestic distillers dried grains was higher on average at $133 per ton. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

    DDG Weekly Update

    The DTN domestic dried distillers grains average price was slightly higher at $133 per ton for the week ended Sept. 20.

  • DTN's average weekly spot price for domestic distillers dried grains was lower at $132 per ton. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

    DTN DDG Weekly Update

    The DTN domestic dried distillers grains average price was lower at $132 per ton for the week ended Sept. 13.

  • The 2018 hard red spring wheat came off with few to no weather delays in northwestern Minnesota and eastern North Dakota. The dry summer weather helped quality but took its toll on the yield. (Photo by Tim Dufault, Crookston, Minnesota)

    Cash Market Moves

    After a severe drought covering most of North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana in 2017 cut spring wheat and durum wheat production by 22% and 47% respectively, those states were hoping...

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

    DTN DDG Weekly Update

    The DTN domestic dried distillers grains prices were unchanged on average this past week at $134 per ton for the week-ended Sept. 6.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • Pictured is a small herd of cattle on feed near Greenfield, Illinois. As of Sept. 17, 2018, both large and small animal food facilities must comply with preventive controls requirements for animal food rule under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act. (DTN photo by Pam Smith, DTN/The Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor)

    Cash Market Moves

    The third major compliance date will soon arrive for the preventive-controls-for-animal-food rule under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). This will be the first year in which all three business sizes (large, small, and...

  • Pictured is winter wheat harvest at sunset in Sumner County near Clearwater, Kansas, on June 17. (Photo by Lindsay Van Allen, Clearwater, Kansas)

    Cash Market Moves

    The 2018 HRW wheat harvest continues advancing toward completion in the Northern Plains and Pacific Northwest, lagging behind the five-year average as noted by the U.S. Wheat Associates in their recent weekly harvest report.

  • Pictured is a cable deck livestock trailer traveling in northern Minnesota. The U.S. Senate recently passed an amendment that would extend the electronic logging device waiver for livestock haulers by one year if passed by the House. (Photo by Mary Kennedy)

    Cash Market Moves

    The Senate recently passed a bill that would extend the electronic logging device (ELD) waiver for livestock haulers and live insect haulers by one year. However, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety and the Trucking Alliance...

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • On a bright, sunny evening August 1, 2007, the I-35W Bridge in downtown Minneapolis collapsed during rush hour, killing 13 people and injuring 145. Pictured is the scene on the first morning after its collapse. (Photo courtesy of Mike Wills, via Wikipedia)

    Cash Market Moves

    Eleven years ago in August, the unthinkable happened in Minnesota. An eight-lane bridge in downtown Minneapolis collapsed during rush hour, sending cars, trucks and construction workers into the Mississippi River below.

  • BNSF train moving east along the Northern Transcon at dusk. (Photo by Kelly Moshier, Maple Grove Minnesota)

    Cash Market Moves

    When former Surface Transportation Board chairman Dan Elliott announced he was resigning Sept. 30, 2017, the number of STB members went from three to the current number of two. The two-person board has been waiting patiently...

  • DTN's average weekly spot price for domestic distillers dried grains was $1 lower on average at $121 per ton. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

    DTN DDG Weekly Update

    The DTN domestic dried distillers grains prices were lower this past week at an average of $121 per ton for the week ended July 19.

  • What a difference a year makes. The field on the left succumbed to severe drought in 2017, while the same field on the right in 2018 has seen better growing conditions this summer. (Photos by Mark Rohrich of Maverick Ag in Ashley, North Dakota)

    Cash Market Moves

    The Wheat Quality Council hard red spring and durum wheat tour will get underway this week, with scouts checking fields throughout North Dakota and parts of South Dakota and Minnesota.

  • 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.