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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  • This spring wheat field in Crookston, Minnesota, is waiting to be harvested. As of Sunday, Aug. 13, USDA reported that 45% of the U.S. spring wheat crop has been harvested with South Dakota at 82%, North Dakota at 41% and Montana at 34% harvested. (Photo courtesy of Tim Dufault)

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    As the U.S. spring wheat harvest nears the halfway point, producers from around the Upper Midwest and Northern Plains are reporting a wide variety of yields, protein levels and grain quality issues.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    The national average basis for corn was steady at 38 cents under the September futures contract while the DTN National Corn Index was up 2 cents at $3.14. The national average basis for soybeans was steady at 62 cents under...

  • Agricultural shippers rated the performance of the nation's seven largest freight railroads in the annual Soy Transportation Coalition (STC) Railroad Report Card. The latest report card was released Aug. 3, 2017. (Photo by Mary Kennedy)

    Cash Market Moves

    The Soy Transportation Coalition has released its seventh Annual Railroad Report Card, rating the performance of some of the nation's largest freight railroads during the 2016 harvest.

  • DTN's average weekly spot price for DDG was $2 weaker at $110 per ton. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

    DDG Weekly Update

    The DTN average dried distillers grains, or DDG, price was $2 lower as trading quieted down for the week.

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    The national average basis for corn was 1 cent stronger at 43 cents under the September futures contract while the DTN National Corn Index was up 2 cents at $3.31. The national average basis for soybeans was 1 cent stronger...

  • DTN's average weekly spot price for DDG was higher at $111 per ton. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

    DDG Weekly Update

    The DTN average dried distillers grains, or DDG, price was $4 higher at $111 as a higher cash corn price the past week supported values.

  • DTN's average weekly spot price for DDG was higher at $107 per ton. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

    DDG Weekly Update

    The DTN average dried distillers grains, or DDG, price was $3 higher at $107 as the export market supported prices.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    The national average basis for corn was unchanged at 45 cents under the September futures contract while the DTN National Corn Index was up 2 cents at $3.48. The national average basis for soybeans was 1 cent stronger at 65...

  • DTN's average weekly spot price for DDG was unchanged, at $102 per ton. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

    DDG Weekly Update

    The DTN average dried distillers grains, or DDG, price was firm ahead of the July 4 weekend with the spot price unchanged from one week ago at $102.

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    The national average basis for corn was unchanged at 38 cents under the July futures contract while the DTN National Corn Index was up 2 cents at $3.21. The national average basis for soybeans was unchanged at 64 cents under...

  • DTN's average weekly spot price for DDG was up $1 per ton, at $102 per ton. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

    DDG Weekly Update

    DDG prices were slightly higher on average, thanks to steady demand during the past week.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

    The national average basis for corn was 1 cent stronger at 38 cents under the July futures contract and the DTN National Corn Index was up 5 cents at $3.46. The national average basis for soybeans was also 1 cent stronger at...

  • Later-seeded spring wheat is showing signs of drought stress in south-central North Dakota. (Photo courtesy of Mark Rohrich, Rohrich Farms Ashley, North Dakota)

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    This past fall and winter, North Dakota received 47 inches of snow, and South Dakota railcars and locomotives were buried in snow. But in last week's USDA Crop Progress report, those same areas are now suffering through drought...

  • 2016/2017 DTN Hard Red Winter Wheat National Average Basis chart shows basis levels at historic lows all crop year. (DTN chart)

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    The DTN National Average Basis chart shows what a rough year it was for the hard red winter wheat basis that hung well below the minimum five-year average for the 2016-17 crop year.

  • DTN's average weekly spot price for DDG was unchanged, at $97 per ton. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

    DDG Weekly Update

    DDG prices were unchanged on average as end users weren't very aggressive buyers after loading up on product prior to the three-day weekend.

  • Zack Rendel of Miami, Oklahoma, (left) and Brent and Lisa Judisch of Cedar Falls, Iowa, are this year's featured DTN View From the Cab farmers. (Courtesy photo of Zack Rendel; DTN photo of Brent and Lisa Judisch by Pamela Smith)

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