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, soybean and soft red winter wheat basis was unchanged Friday, while spring wheat and hard red winter wheat basis was lower.

  • As the 2018-19 crop year ended, harvest of new-crop hard red winter began in north-central Texas, and while there have been slowdowns due to rain, Kimbrell Farms said averages have been good so far. (Picture courtesy Lindsay Kimbrell)

    Cash Market Moves

    When the calendar turns to June 1 every year, soft red and hard red winter wheat end a crop year and starts a new one. Here is a look back and a look ahead for hard red winter wheat.

  • On June 7, USDA's Animal and Plant Inspection Service reported it was investigating genetically engineered glyphosate-resistant wheat found in Washington state. (Logo courtesy of USDA)

    New GE Wheat Plants Found

    Late Friday, USDA's Animal and Plant Inspection Service confirmed the discovery of genetically engineered wheat plants growing in an unplanted agricultural field in Washington state. Wheat groups quickly stressed there is no evidence...

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    Soft red winter wheat and soybean basis was stronger Thursday, while hard red winter wheat and corn basis was unchanged and hard red spring wheat basis was weaker.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • On March 31, the Mississippi River in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota, was at 19.78 feet (major flood stage is 17 feet), cresting at 19.83 feet later that evening. (DTN photo by Mary Kennedy)

    Cash Market Moves

    As floodwaters have been moving through the middle Mississippi River and south to the Gulf for most of 2019, the Upper Mississippi River remained asleep for the winter until March 21 when it...

  • The DTN domestic distillers dried grains average price was unchanged at $142 per ton for the week ended March 28. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

    DDG Weekly Update

    DTN's weekly spot price for domestic distillers dried grains was steady on average at $142 per ton.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • On March 19, 2019, U.S. Coast Guard icebreakers Mackinaw and the Alder and the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Samuel Risley moved through the Soo Locks on their way to the Port of Duluth/Superior to begin ice-cutting operations. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District)

    Cash Market Moves

    The Great Lakes prepared for the start of the 2019 shipping season with the U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard icebreakers moving up and down the lakes to cut away ice for ships to begin safely moving in and out of the ports.

  • The DTN domestic distillers dried grains average price was firm at $142 per ton for the week ended March 21. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

    DDG Weekly Update

    DTN's weekly spot price for domestic distillers dried grains was steady on average at $142 per ton.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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