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 basis was steady, while soybean basis was 1 cents stronger Tuesday.

  • The DTN national average corn basis (an average of nearly 4,000 corn bids collected throughout the U.S.) started the new crop year 11 cents above the DTN national average maximum five-year average basis and, as of the week of Jan. 24, was 9 cents above the maximum five-year average basis. (DTN photo)

    Cash Market Moves

    The DTN national average corn basis started moving above the maximum five-year average in July 2019 and hasn't looked back since.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    Corn, SRW wheat, HRW wheat and spring wheat basis was steady, while soybean basis was weaker.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    Basis changes are versus Thursday's table because of the winter storm Friday causing a shortage of bids, in turn distorting Friday's basis.

  • The DTN domestic distillers dried grains weekly spot price was unchanged on average at $149 per ton for the week ended Jan. 16. (DTN file photo)

    DDG Weekly Update

    DTN's weekly average spot price for domestic distillers dried grains was unchanged at $149 per ton versus one week ago.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    Corn, SRW wheat, soybean basis and HRW wheat basis was steady Thursday while spring wheat basis was weaker.

  • It was a snowy harvest in North Dakota, where nearly 50% of the corn remains in some spots. "It's been a tough year here. The door closed on some corn now, and there's a crazy amount out there yet. We had one variety at 49 lbs. per bushel; rest seemed to be 50-plus and up to 54, and we put in the bin around 20 moisture or less. Few bushels went in the low-temp drying bin. There is definitely some low test weight corn out there," said Mark Rohrich, Ashley, North Dakota. (Photo courtesy of Mark Rohrich)

    Cash Market Moves

    The past year was difficult for corn and most crops -- from planting all the way through to harvest. As the year came to an end, most farmers were happy to put 2019 in the rearview mirror.

  • The dates have passed for required facilities to comply with the FSMA "Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food," but it is important for those facilities to be prepared for inspections. FDA inspections for FSMA related rules are being conducted at all businesses and will continue to increase. (DTN file photo)

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    The U.S. Food and Drug Admiration Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) of 2011 was the most sweeping reform of our food safety laws in more than 70 years. As compliance dates for certain rules have passed, it is important that...

  • The DTN domestic distillers dried grains weekly spot price was up $5 at $150 per ton on average for the week ended Dec. 19. (DTN file photo)

    DDG Weekly Update

    DTN's weekly average spot price for domestic distillers dried grains was up $5 at $150 per ton versus one week ago.

  • Quentin Connealy harvests a soybean field that was under water in March when the Missouri River flooded. "We were able to get most everything planted between April 24 and June 10," Connealy said. "With a second flooding coming June 1, the river took some of our planted and non-planted ground again. The next round of flooding was the mid to end of September." (Photo courtesy of Quentin Connealy)

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    From the start of planting and all the way through harvest, many farmers have had a very disappointing soybean season.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • Potash prices tracked by DTN continue to move lower. A fertilizer stock analyst says supplier inventories are high but strong demand will speed usage. (DTN Chart)

    DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends

    Most major fertilizer prices continue to creep lower, with 10-34-0 the only product to slide higher.

  • The DTN domestic distillers dried grains weekly spot price was steady, on average, at $143 per ton for the week ended Nov. 21. (DTN file photo)

    DDG Weekly Update

    DTN's weekly average spot price for domestic distillers dried grains was steady at $143 a ton.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • 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...