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, hard red spring wheat, soft red winter, soybean and hard red winter wheat basis levels were steady Monday.

  • Pictured is winter wheat harvest at sunset in Sumner County near Clearwater, Kansas, on June 17. (Photo by Lindsay Van Allen, Clearwater, Kansas)

    Cash Market Moves

    The 2018 HRW wheat harvest continues advancing toward completion in the Northern Plains and Pacific Northwest, lagging behind the five-year average as noted by the U.S. Wheat Associates in...

  • Pictured is a cable deck livestock trailer traveling in northern Minnesota. The U.S. Senate recently passed an amendment that would extend the electronic logging device waiver for livestock haulers by one year if passed by the House. (Photo by Mary Kennedy)

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    The Senate recently passed a bill that would extend the electronic logging device (ELD) waiver for livestock haulers and live insect haulers by one year. However, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety and the Trucking Alliance...

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • On a bright, sunny evening August 1, 2007, the I-35W Bridge in downtown Minneapolis collapsed during rush hour, killing 13 people and injuring 145. Pictured is the scene on the first morning after its collapse. (Photo courtesy of Mike Wills, via Wikipedia)

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    Eleven years ago in August, the unthinkable happened in Minnesota. An eight-lane bridge in downtown Minneapolis collapsed during rush hour, sending cars, trucks and construction workers into the Mississippi River below.

  • BNSF train moving east along the Northern Transcon at dusk. (Photo by Kelly Moshier, Maple Grove Minnesota)

    Cash Market Moves

    When former Surface Transportation Board chairman Dan Elliott announced he was resigning Sept. 30, 2017, the number of STB members went from three to the current number of two. The two-person board has been waiting patiently...

  • DTN's average weekly spot price for domestic distillers dried grains was $1 lower on average at $121 per ton. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

    DTN DDG Weekly Update

    The DTN domestic dried distillers grains prices were lower this past week at an average of $121 per ton for the week ended July 19.

  • What a difference a year makes. The field on the left succumbed to severe drought in 2017, while the same field on the right in 2018 has seen better growing conditions this summer. (Photos by Mark Rohrich of Maverick Ag in Ashley, North Dakota)

    Cash Market Moves

    The Wheat Quality Council hard red spring and durum wheat tour will get underway this week, with scouts checking fields throughout North Dakota and parts of South Dakota and Minnesota.

  • Not only did heavy rains swamp fields in parts of the Upper Midwest, hailstorms were merciless in most of that region as well. (Photo of wet fields looking south towards Pomeroy, Iowa, taken July 6 by Adam Ramthun, Manson, Iowa. Photo of hailed out corn taken June 30 by Andrew Philips, Loomis, Nebraska)

    Cash Market Moves

    Besides the continuation of heavy rains in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa, hail reared its ugly head not once, but twice in central South Dakota and parts of Nebraska, as well as in areas of North Dakota and Iowa.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    Soybean basis, corn, hard red winter, soft red winter wheat and spring wheat basis was unchanged Friday.

  • A tow pushes barges downriver toward St. Paul, Minnesota, where water levels have risen once again. (Photo by Ann Kennedy, Austin, Texas)

    Cash Market Moves

    Constant rains the past few weeks continue to fill the Mississippi River from St. Paul to Winona, along with its tributaries and other U.S. rivers in rain-soaked regions.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • While livestock haulers are currently exempt from implementation of ELD rules, recent bills introduced by various senators are causing opposition from various trucking organizations and safety advocates. (DTN photo by Pam Smith)

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    While livestock and insect haulers have an exemption to electronic logging device (ELD) rules through Sept. 30, 2018, other agriculture commodity haulers will see their current exemption run out at midnight on June 18. However...

  • DTN's average weekly spot price for domestic distillers dried grains was $11 lower at $149 per ton. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

    DTN DDG Weekly Update

    The DTN domestic dried distillers grains price slid lower to an average of $149 per ton for the week-ended June 14.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • The HRW wheat basis performed well over the past crop year as can be seen here on the DTN national average basis chart for 2017-18.

    Cash Market Moves

    When the calendar turns to June 1 every year, soft red and hard red winter wheat end a crop year and start a new one. Here is a look back and a look ahead for hard red winter.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN's average weekly spot price for domestic distillers dried grains was $11 lower at $160 per ton. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

    DTN DDG Weekly Update

    The DTN domestic dried distillers grains price was sharply lower at an average of $160 per ton for the week-ended June 7.

  • Livestock haulers were granted a longer exemption from implementing the ELD technology than agriculture haulers, whose exemption expires at midnight June 18. (DTN photo by Mary Kennedy)

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    The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) gave a 90-day temporary waiver from the electronic logging device (ELD) rule for agriculture-related transportation. That waiver expires...

  • A barge loading bulk DDGS on the Mississippi River that will head to the Gulf for export. (Photo courtesy CHS Inc.)

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    At the 22nd Annual Distillers Symposium, recently held in Des Moines, Iowa, many issues dealing with distillers grains were discussed. One important issue was the current outlook for DDGS exports as the market continues to remain...