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 corn and HRS wheat basis was stronger Friday, while soybean basis was weaker and HRW and SRW wheat basis was unchanged.

  • 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 Daily Basis Comments

    The national average basis for corn and HRW wheat was steady while HRS wheat basis was higher with soybean basis and SRW wheat lower.

  • 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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  • 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)

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    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.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    The national average basis for HRW wheat was stronger while corn, soybean, HRS and SRW wheat basis was unchanged Friday.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    The national average basis for corn, HRW, HRS and SRW wheat basis was steady Thursday and soybean basis was weaker.

  • Pictured is the Marseilles Lock on the Illinois River at Marseilles, Illinois, which is currently inundated with ice due to the extremely cold weather the past week. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District)

    Cash Market Moves

    The extreme cold spell that has gripped much of the U.S. the past week has caused U.S. rivers to ice over and has slowed transportation of commodities via barges to the Gulf of Mexico.

  • The national average soybean basis chart gives a pretty clear picture of how poor the basis has been performing so far this crop year and needs some holiday cheer. (DTN chart)

    Cash Market Moves

    U.S. soybeans are facing competition from South America, which is apparent in the lagging export shipments versus last year at this time and ample supply.

  • A Union Pacific train passes another train on a double track as it moves through San Antonio, Texas. As train sizes grow, so do fears of safety issues. That has led to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) being asked to study the effects of longer freight trains. (DTN photo by Mary Kennedy)

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    Long freight trains have continued to get longer. Now two members of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure are asking the federal Government Accountability Office to study the effects...