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 soybeans, corn, soft red winter, hard red winter wheat was unchanged and spring wheat basis was stronger Friday.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    The national average basis for soybeans, corn and soft red winter wheat was stronger, while hard red winter wheat basis was unchanged and spring wheat basis was weaker Thursday.

  • The first tow of the 2018 Upper Mississippi River shipping season locked through Hastings, Minnesota, on April 11. (Photo courtesy of Katharine Klein Sawyer)

    Cash Market Moves

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  • DTN's average weekly spot price for domestic distillers dried grains was up $3 at $162 per ton. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

    DDG Weekly Update

    The DTN domestic dried distillers grains price was higher on average at $162 per ton for the week ended April 5.

  • Distillers dried grain with solubles (DDGS) is loaded on a barge heading downriver. Logistic issues at the Gulf are pushing export prices there higher. (Courtesy photo from CHS Inc.)

    Cash Market Moves

    The DTN domestic distillers dried grain (DDG) price moved higher with the sharp rise in corn following the USDA reports Thursday, with the export market out of the Gulf remaining strong as logistics are still problematic.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    The national average basis for hard red winter wheat was 2 cents stronger Monday, while corn and soybean basis held steady.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    The national average basis for soft red winter wheat, soybeans, hard red winter, corn and hard red spring wheat were steady Friday.

  • Heavy precipitation has caused widespread flooding from the Mississippi River Valley eastward across much of the Ohio River Basin. If the forecast is accurate, flooding could be far from over.

    Cash Market Moves

    Heavy precipitation has caused widespread flooding from the Mississippi River Valley eastward across much of the Ohio River Basin. If the forecast is accurate, flooding could be far from over.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    The national average basis for corn 1 cent stronger Tuesday, while soybean basis held steady.

  • DTN's average weekly spot price for dried distillers grains was at $148 per ton, up $1 versus last week, as prices rose in some areas where supplies were tight. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

    DDG Weekly Update

    The DTN average dried distillers grains price for the week ended Feb. 22 was firm at $148 per ton.

  • DTN's average weekly spot price for dried distillers grains was at $148 per ton, up $1 versus last week, as prices rose in some areas where supplies were tight. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

    DDG Weekly Update

    The DTN average dried distillers grains price for the week ended Feb. 15 was stronger at $148 per ton.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    The national average basis for corn, soybeans, HRS and SRW basis wheat was unchanged Tuesday while HRW wheat basis was stronger

  • DTN's average weekly spot price for dried distillers grains was at $149 per ton, up 6 cents versus two weeks ago, as the market continues to remain very strong. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

    DDG Weekly Update

    The DTN average dried distillers grains price for the week ended Feb. 1 was higher at $149 per ton.

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    Cash Market Moves

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  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    The national average basis for corn, soybeans and hard red winter and soft red winter wheat strengthened Tuesday.

  • 27 or more breakaway barges were lodged at Emsworth Lock and Dam on the Ohio River near Pittsburgh on January 13, closing the river and increasing the risk of localized flooding in the Pittsburgh pool according to the USACE. (Photo courtesy of USACE)

    Cash Market Moves

    Severe icing has wreaked havoc on the U.S River system for weeks now and there is hope that forecasts for a warm up the next few days may help alleviate some of that. Still, even if there is a slight meltdown, that ice needs to...

  • DTN's average weekly spot price for dried distillers grains was up 1 cent at $143 per ton, as tight supplies continue to be supportive to prices. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

    DDG Weekly Update

    The DTN average dried distillers grains price for the week ended Jan. 18 was higher at $143 per ton.