Mary Kennedy

DTN Basis Analyst
Mary Kennedy

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

    The national average basis for corn was unchanged at 45 cents under the December futures contract while the DTN National Corn Index was up 2 cents at $3.08. The national average basis for soybeans was 2 cents weaker at 73...

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    The national average basis for corn was unchanged at 45 cents under the December futures contract while the DTN National Corn Index was unchanged at $3.10. The national average basis for soybeans was 1 cent weaker at 68 cents...

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    The national average basis for corn was unchanged at 45 cents under the December futures contract while the DTN National Corn Index was down 6 cents at $3.07. The national average basis for soybeans was 1 cent weaker at 66...

  • DTN's average weekly spot price for DDG was 2 cents higher at $108 per ton, as the market saw support from news out of Vietnam last week that they will once again allow U.S. DDGS in to their country. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

    DDG Weekly Update

    The DTN average dried distillers grains price was higher for the week ended Sept. 7 as export demand firmed.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    The national average basis for corn was unchanged at 47 cents under the December futures contract while the DTN National Corn Index was up 4 cents at $3.12. The national average basis for soybeans was 1 cent weaker at 65...

  • DTN's average weekly spot price for DDG was 1 cent lower at $106 per ton, but news of Vietnam lifting its import ban will likely lift prices in the coming week. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

    DDG Weekly Update

    The U.S. Grains Council announced on Friday that Vietnam will lift its suspension of U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles imports.

  • These barges and ships pictured on the Mississippi River near Destrehan, Louisiana, north of Baton Rouge, have not yet been affected by Tropical Storm Harvey. However, as a result of the storm, the Houston/Galveston and Corpus Christi ports are in "Port Condition Zulu." Zula is the official marine term that suspends operations and closes ports to incoming and outgoing vessel traffic until otherwise directed by the captain of the Port. (DTN photo by Mary Kennedy)

    Harvey Halts Ports, Rail

    Major rail service throughout eastern Texas remains at a standstill and port operations have been suspended as Tropical Storm Harvey continues to dump massive amounts of rain on the region. Corn and soybean groups are...

  • On July 27, the U.S. Surface Transportation Board wrote a letter to CSX Transportation, Inc. President and CEO Hunter Harrison stating their concern, fueled by shipper complaints, that service has "deteriorated" across the CSX network, affecting the entire North American rail network. (DTN photo by Mary Kennedy)

    Cash Market Moves

    After receiving complaints from shippers about CSX Transportation, Inc.'s service problems, the U.S. Surface Transportation Board wrote a letter to CSX's president and CEO stating the board's concerns.

  • Sorghum could soon be used as an environmentally friendly source of fabric dye, thanks to University of Nebraska researchers. (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    Crop Tech Corner

    In this week's Crop Tech Corner, sorghum could make its mark on the textile dye industry, climate change promises to confuse perennials, and scientists dig into Fusarium.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    The national average basis for corn was unchanged at 37 cents under the September futures contract while the DTN National Corn Index was down 4 cents at $3.05. The national average basis for soybeans was unchanged at 61...

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    The national average basis for corn was 1 cent stronger at 37 cents under the September futures contract while the DTN National Corn Index was down 2 cents at $3.12. The national average basis for soybeans was steady at 62...

  • This spring wheat field in Crookston, Minnesota, is waiting to be harvested. As of Sunday, Aug. 13, USDA reported that 45% of the U.S. spring wheat crop has been harvested with South Dakota at 82%, North Dakota at 41% and Montana at 34% harvested. (Photo courtesy of Tim Dufault)

    Cash Market Moves

    As the U.S. spring wheat harvest nears the halfway point, producers from around the Upper Midwest and Northern Plains are reporting a wide variety of yields, protein levels and grain quality issues.

  • Agricultural shippers rated the performance of the nation's seven largest freight railroads in the annual Soy Transportation Coalition (STC) Railroad Report Card. The latest report card was released Aug. 3, 2017. (Photo by Mary Kennedy)

    Cash Market Moves

    The Soy Transportation Coalition has released its seventh Annual Railroad Report Card, rating the performance of some of the nation's largest freight railroads during the 2016 harvest.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    The national average basis for corn was 1 cent stronger at 43 cents under the September futures contract while the DTN National Corn Index was up 2 cents at $3.31. The national average basis for soybeans was 1 cent stronger...

  • DTN's average weekly spot price for DDG was higher at $111 per ton. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

    DDG Weekly Update

    The DTN average dried distillers grains, or DDG, price was $4 higher at $111 as a higher cash corn price the past week supported values.

  • DTN's average weekly spot price for DDG was higher at $107 per ton. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

    DDG Weekly Update

    The DTN average dried distillers grains, or DDG, price was $3 higher at $107 as the export market supported prices.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    The national average basis for corn was unchanged at 45 cents under the September futures contract while the DTN National Corn Index was up 2 cents at $3.48. The national average basis for soybeans was 1 cent stronger at 65...

  • DTN's average weekly spot price for DDG was unchanged, at $102 per ton. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

    DDG Weekly Update

    The DTN average dried distillers grains, or DDG, price was firm ahead of the July 4 weekend with the spot price unchanged from one week ago at $102.

  • DTN's average weekly spot price for DDG was up $1 per ton, at $102 per ton. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

    DDG Weekly Update

    DDG prices were slightly higher on average, thanks to steady demand during the past week.