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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    Corn, hard red winter, soybean and spring wheat basis was steady moving to the July futures and soft red winter wheat basis was stronger Wednesday.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • The national average corn basis peaked during the first week of March. Since then, the basis has been on a downward slide as ethanol plants weakened or pulled basis bids. (DTN chart by Mary Kennedy)

    Cash Market Moves

    The corn basis has become a victim of the coronavirus due to the trickledown effect the virus is having on ethanol plants.

  • Empty shelves where flour would normally be are becoming the norm at many supermarkets across the U.S. as consumers prepare for a worst-case scenario where fresh bread may hard to source as the coronavirus continues to spread. (Photo by Kelly Moshier)

    Best Blog of the Week

    Bread and Flour Demand Rises as Consumers Clear Grocery Store Shelves

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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