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 hard red winter and soft red winter wheat basis was stronger and spring wheat basis is weaker.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • A November rail strike date has been avoided as the BMWED union announced they will extend their status-quo date to match the railroad signalmen's union date. (DTN file photo)

    Cash Market Moves

    The Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Division membership said Wednesday they will extend their status quo period to match the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen, thus delaying any possible rail strike to December.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • The threat of a rail strike will likely cause railroads to embargo and stop movement of rail cars loaded with hazardous material again, similar to what they did ahead of the Sep. 15 strike, which was averted. (DTN photo by Kelly Moshier)

    Cash Market Moves

    With two rail worker unions having voted no to the tentative contract agreement, a rail strike could happen unless the unions and railroads agree on sticking points.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • Sandbars are a familiar scene along the Lower Mississippi and Lower Ohio Rivers, such as these ones near Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo courtesy of American Commercial Barge Lines)

    Cash Market Moves

    Everything that moves in a barge relies on the Mississippi River to keep commerce moving. Given the longstanding drought, that has become a tall order to fill.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • The long-running CP-KCS merger has not yet made it to the finish line as the U.S. Surface Transportation Board continues to hear from all interested parties who oppose or support the merger. (DTN photo by Mary Kennedy)

    Cash Market Moves

    Hearings were held recently by the Surface Transportation Board to hear from interested parties to express the pros and cons of a merger between Canadian Pacific and Kansas City.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • Winter wheat harvest near Colton, Washington. (Photo courtesy Art Art Schultheis)

    Cash Market Moves

    The U.S. all-winter wheat harvest is almost complete as the Pacific Northwest has less than 10% of the crop left to harvest.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • With rail contract negotiations at an impasse, shippers have asked the federal government to step in before the strike deadline that could hit just as fall harvest ramps up. (DTN file photo)

    Cash Market Moves

    The deadline is approaching next week to end the 30-day cooling off period for rail workers to accept the latest contract proposals from the Presidential Emergency Board (PEB 250), and not all unions have agreed to the terms...

  • With rail contract negotiations at an impasse, shippers have asked the federal government to step in before the strike deadline that could hit just as fall harvest ramps up. (DTN file photo)

    Ag Groups Fear Rail Strike Risks

    The deadline is approaching next week to end the 30-day cooling off period for rail workers to accept the latest contract proposals from the Presidential Emergency Board (PEB 250), and not all unions have agreed to the terms...