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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    Corn, soybeans and soft red winter wheat basis was stronger, while spring wheat, and HRW wheat basis was weaker Thursday.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    Corn, soybean and soft red winter wheat basis held steady Wednesday, while hard red winter wheat and hard red spring wheat basis both weakened 1 cent.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    Corn, soybean and soft red winter wheat basis were stronger Tuesday, while hard red winter wheat and hard red spring wheat basis weakened.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • Pictured is a snapshot of the DTN grain bid data collected every day. This map is part of the 3,262 corn bids collected April 13. (DTN graphic)

    Cash Market Moves

    The daily DTN National Corn Index midweek showed corn bids in some parts of the Midwest and Southern Plains have surpassed the $8 cash price.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • Andriy and Nataliya Koval operate their dairy farm in Ukraine, milking 300 Holstein cows. (Photo from panijupiter.com, published with permission by Lancaster Farming)

    Cash Market Moves

    Dairy farmers in the war-torn areas of Ukraine are struggling to survive, with some dairies already destroyed by the Russians, and others have infrastructure losses, such as a recent story from Lancaster Farming highlighted.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    Basis for corn and soft red winter wheat, hard red winter wheat and hard red spring wheat was moved to July on Monday. Soybean basis held steady from Friday.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    Basis levels for corn, soybeans, soft red winter wheat, hard red winter wheat and hard red spring wheat were all down sharply Friday, with both winter wheats basis crashing again.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    Basis levels for corn, soybeans, soft red winter wheat, hard red winter wheat and hard red spring wheat were all down sharply Thursday.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    The soft red winter wheat basis was sharply lower Wednesday as May futures locked limit up mid-day. Corn, HRS and HRW wheat basis was stronger, while soybean basis was weaker.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    Moving to the May futures, corn, soybean, soft red winter and hard red winter wheat basis was 1 cent weaker, while spring wheat basis was steady Friday.