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

  • Dave Newby's crop (left) near Bondurant, Iowa shows rain's effects on soybeans, while harvest is delayed on Dave Blasey's field (right), in eastern North Dakota as his soybeans were buried under snow. (Photos courtesy of Dave Newby and Dave Blasey)

    Cash Market Moves

    Late last week, many farmers ventured out to their rain-soaked fields to check the condition of their crops. Many found ruined soybean plants and sprouting corn. Others couldn't tell, because their crops were covered in snow.

  • A tow pushes barges on the swollen Mississippi River near St. Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Michelle Heck Webster)

    Cash Market Moves

    Excessive rain in the Midwest is causing high water on the Mississippi River, prompting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to close at least six locks on the Upper Mississippi River, stopping traffic from moving up or down river in...

  • DTN's weekly spot price for domestic distillers dried grains was lower on average at $133 per ton. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

    DTN Distillers Grain Weekly Update

    The DTN domestic distillers dried grains average price was slightly lower at $133 per ton for the week ended Oct. 4.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • DTN's weekly spot price for domestic distillers dried grains was higher on average at $134 per ton. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

    DTN DDG Weekly Update

    The DTN domestic dried distillers grains average price was slightly higher at $134 per ton for the week ended Sept. 27.

  • A Union Pacific locomotive sits at an elevator along the Mississippi River in St. Paul, Minnesota. (DTN Photo by Mary Kennedy)

    DTN Blog of the Week

    Union Pacific Announces New Operating Plan; STB Asks for More Details

  • A Union Pacific locomotive sits at an elevator along the Mississippi River in St. Paul, Minnesota. (DTN Photo by Mary Kennedy)

    Cash Market Moves

    Recently, Union Pacific announced its Unified Plan 2020, a new operating plan that implements "Precision Scheduled Railroading" principles. The U.S. Surface Transportation Board wrote a letter to UP three days after the announcement.

  • DTN's weekly spot price for domestic distillers dried grains was higher on average at $133 per ton. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

    DDG Weekly Update

    The DTN domestic dried distillers grains average price was slightly higher at $133 per ton for the week ended Sept. 20.

  • DTN's average weekly spot price for domestic distillers dried grains was lower at $132 per ton. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

    DTN DDG Weekly Update

    The DTN domestic dried distillers grains average price was lower at $132 per ton for the week ended Sept. 13.

  • The 2018 hard red spring wheat came off with few to no weather delays in northwestern Minnesota and eastern North Dakota. The dry summer weather helped quality but took its toll on the yield. (Photo by Tim Dufault, Crookston, Minnesota)

    Cash Market Moves

    After a severe drought covering most of North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana in 2017 cut spring wheat and durum wheat production by 22% and 47% respectively, those states were hoping that 2018 would be a better year.

  • DTN's average weekly spot price for domestic distillers dried grains was steady on average at $134 per ton. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

    DTN DDG Weekly Update

    The DTN domestic dried distillers grains prices were unchanged on average this past week at $134 per ton for the week-ended Sept. 6.

  • DTN Daily Basis Comments

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

  • Pictured is a small herd of cattle on feed near Greenfield, Illinois. As of Sept. 17, 2018, both large and small animal food facilities must comply with preventive controls requirements for animal food rule under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act. (DTN photo by Pam Smith, DTN/The Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor)

    Cash Market Moves

    The third major compliance date will soon arrive for the preventive-controls-for-animal-food rule under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). This will be the first year in which all three business sizes (large, small, and...

  • 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 their recent weekly harvest report.

  • 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)

    Cash Market Moves

    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)

    Cash Market Moves

    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...