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Oct 02, 2015

This corn market requires mental toughness

As producers we've learned through the years that slowly grinding lower prices are often the most psychologically challenging and painful to sit....More
Sep 29, 2015

Can corn prices break through macro head winds?

Corn continues to run into heavy resistance on the charts each time it tries to advance between $3.85 and $4.05 per bushel. Extreme macro commodity....More
Sep 25, 2015

China and Brazil take control of the soybean market

Soybean bulls were happy to see China, the world's top soybean importer, sign a commitment letter to buy 13.18 million metric tons. This was....More
Sep 18, 2015

Soybeans prices could be a surprise winner

With global demand for soy fairly stable at this level and continued political uncertainty brewing in Argentina and Brazil, I'm going to stay patient....More
Sep 16, 2015

Will Fed's move support the corn market?

There's a lot of talk that corn might take several runs to break-through the $3.95 to $4.05 area vs. the DEC15 contract. There's also talk that the....More
Sep 11, 2015

USDA info provides tailwinds for corn prices

Corn has rallied a bit this week ahead of what some inside the trade are thinking could be bullish adjustments by the USDA. Technically I still see....More
Aug 28, 2015

Is there still a bullish corn card to be played?

Corn continues to trade inside a tight 10¢ range. U.S. exporters were happy to see better than expected weekly corn sales, but there is still talk of....More
Aug 21, 2015

After a rough week for soybeans, is the low price in?

Soybeans continue to trade toward the low end of their range. The bulls are talking about the possibility of an additional 1 million acre reduction....More
Aug 18, 2015

Corn acreage estimates continue to be disputed

Corn continues to show mixed tendencies as the initial FSA numbers and private crop tours leave more uncertainty and ambiguity than solid definitive....More
Aug 14, 2015

What's next for the soybean market?

Soybean bulls, similar to corn, are having a tough time digesting what appears to be an overly optimistic yield estimate by the USDA. The bulls are....More
Aug 07, 2015

Soybean exports fuel bulls' fire

Soybean bulls were happy to finally see weekly new-crop export sales above 1.0 million metric tons, which I believe is the first time that's....More
Aug 03, 2015

When will we see a change in soybean market dynamics?

The soybean market, similar to corn, is enduring a wave of bearish headwinds created by record supply being harvested once again in South America, a....More
Jul 28, 2015

Soybean price uncertainty

U.S. weather and Argentine politics and China provide uncertainty for the soybean market. Soybean acres and yields will be debated in next USDA....More
Jul 24, 2015

Weather uncertainty, production complications support corn prices1

Corn bulls are talking about more complications in Europe, continuing uncertainty in the eastern part of the Corn Belt, especially IL, IN and OH, and....More
Jul 21, 2015

Will soybeans see a late-inning price rally?

Soybeans have given back a large portion of the late-June and early-July gains, but I still believe there is room for price appreciation to the....More

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Kevin is a leading expert in Agricultural marketing and analysis, he also produces an award-winning and world-recognized daily industry Ag wire called "The Van Trump Report." With over 20...
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