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

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

  • The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed changes to the hours of service rule that would allow one off-duty break of at least 30 minutes, but not more than 3 hours, that would pause a truck driver's 14-hour driving window, provided the driver takes 10 consecutive hours off-duty at the end of the work shift. (DTN photo by Mary Kennedy)

    Cash Market Moves

    The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published a notice of proposed rulemaking in August on changes to hours of service (HOS) rules followed by a comment period, which...

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • Pictured is the DTN national average weekly soybean basis chart as of Oct. 23, showing basis peeking above the five-year average, which has been unfamiliar territory for it the past three crop years. (DTN chart)

    Cash Market Moves

    The DTN national average soybean basis has been hovering below the minimum five-year average level for at least the past three years. Recently, it has been on a slow climb.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • The DTN domestic distillers dried grains weekly average spot price was up $3 to $139 per ton for the week ended Sept. 19. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

    DDG Weekly Update

    DTN's weekly average spot price for domestic distillers dried grains was $3 per ton higher at $139 per ton.

  • The DTN domestic distillers dried grains weekly average spot price was up $2 to $136 per ton for the week ended Sept. 12. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

    DDG Weekly Update

    DTN's weekly average spot price for domestic distillers dried grains was $2 per ton higher at $136 per ton.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    Corn, spring wheat, hard red winter and soft red winter wheat basis moved to the December futures contract.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    Corn, soybean basis remained unchanged Wednesday, while spring wheat basis was 1-cent stronger.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    Soybean basis strengthened while corn and wheat basis was unchanged Wednesday.

  • Chinese purchases of U.S. soybeans will be one-third of what they were last year due to the ongoing trade war between the two countries, according to Jim Sutter, CEO of the U.S. Soybean Export Council. (DTN graphic)

    China Soybean Sales Uncertain

    Soy stakeholders gathered in Chicago this week are discussing the uncertainty of future U.S. soy exports to China because of the trade war, and are seeking to build up export demand to other countries.

  • The Dredge Goetz works on the Mississippi River earlier this year. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island District is running out of funds to keep the Dredge Goetz running full time in order to keep river transportation safe for barge traffic. (Photo by Brian Krause, courtesy of the Mississippi Valley USACE)

    Cash Market Moves

    Flooding in 2019 has been cruel to the Mississippi River and has already cost the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers more money than usual for cleanup at locks and dams cluttered by flooding. Now, they are running out of money for...

  • The DTN domestic distillers dried grains weekly average spot price was down $4 at $130 per ton for the week ended Aug. 15. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

    DDG Weekly Update

    DTN's weekly average spot price for domestic distillers dried grains was $4 per ton lower at $130 per ton.