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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    Corn, soft red winter wheat, hard red winter wheat, hard red spring wheat and soybean basis moved to the July.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • The first step in preparing for the 2021 shipping season in the Twin Ports started Wednesday, March 10, as the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Alder broke up ice for the start of the spring ice-breaking season. (U.S. Coast Guard Facebook photo)

    Cash Market Moves

    The opening shipping season on the Great Lakes is fast approaching as warmer weather has helped with ice melt, allowing ice cutters to pave the way for incoming ships.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • Lock and Dam 4 in Alma, Wisconsin, was dewatered after the end of the 2020 navigation season in order to conduct much-needed maintenance. Major winter maintenance like this occurs about every 20 years and includes concrete repairs, sandblasting and repainting the miter gates and updating the bubbler system used to prevent ice buildup within the lock chamber. (Photo courtesy of the USACE St. Paul District)

    Cash Market Moves

    Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers issues a report card depicting the condition and performance of American infrastructure based on the physical condition and needed investments for improvement.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    Soybean, corn, hard red spring wheat, hard red winter wheat and soft red winter wheat basis moved to the May futures.