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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    Soybean and corn basis tumble, while hard red spring wheat, soft red winter wheat and hard red winter wheat basis were stronger Monday.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    Soybean, corn, hard red spring wheat, soft red winter wheat and hard red winter wheat basis held steady Friday.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    Soybean and hard red spring wheat basis strengthened Wednesday, while corn and hard red winter wheat basis held steady and soft red winter wheat basis weakened.

  • Scouts inspect hard red spring wheat near New Salem, North Dakota, on Day One of the 2021 Wheat Quality Council Tour. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Wheat Associates)

    Spring Wheat Tour: Day 1

    The Wheat Quality Council 2021 wheat tour kicked off in Fargo, North Dakota, Tuesday with scouts spreading out across the state as they headed to Mandan. The Day One average yield for hard red spring wheat was calculated at...

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    Corn, hard red winter wheat and hard red spring wheat basis strengthened Tuesday, while soft red winter wheat basis weakened, and soybean basis held steady.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    Corn basis was 1 cent stronger, while soft red winter wheat basis was 1 cent weaker and basis levels for soybeans, hard red winter wheat and hard red spring wheat were steady Monday.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    Corn and Soybean basis was unchanged, while soft red winter wheat, hard red winter wheat, and spring wheat basis was stronger Thursday.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    Corn and Soybean basis was unchanged, while soft red winter wheat, hard red winter wheat, and spring wheat basis was stronger Thursday.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • Pictured on the left is nearly dead wheat at Paul Anderson's farm near Underwood, North Dakota. On the right is a struggling spring wheat field in Devils Lake, North Dakota. (Photo on the left by Travis Evanson, agronomist for Wholesale Ag, Underwood, North Dakota; photo on the right by Jason Hanson, agronomist and owner of Rock and Roll Agronomy, LLC Webster, North Dakota)

    Cash Market Moves

    Farmers who planted their new-crop spring wheat in severe drought conditions are seeing a lack of germination and/or struggling plants.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    Basis was unchanged Tuesday for corn, soybeans and soft red winter, hard red winter and hard red spring wheat.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    Soybean and hard red spring wheat basis weakened, while corn, soft red winter wheat and hard red winter wheat basis were unchanged Friday.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • 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.