Kevin Van Trump

Founder, Farmdirection.com

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 years of experience trading professionally at the CME, CBOT and KCBOT, Kevin is able to 'connect-the-dots' and simplify the complex moving parts associated with today's markets in a thought provoking yet easy to read format. With thousands of daily readers in over 40 countries, Kevin has become a sought after source for market direction, timing and macro views associated with the agricultural world. Kevin is a top featured guest on many farm radio programs and business news channels here in the United States. He also speaks internationally to hedge fund managers and industry leading agricultural executives about current market conditions and 'black swan' forecasting. Kevin is currently the acting Chairman of Farm Direction, an international organization assembled to bring the finest and most current agricultural thoughts and strategies directly to the world's top producers. The markets have dramatically changed and Kevin is trying to redefine how those in the agricultural world can better manage their risk and better understand the adversity that lies ahead. 

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Can soybean demand keep grain prices afloat?

I suspect with Chinese demand staying strong, some definite uncertainties remaining in Argentina and the entire month of August still ahead of our U....More

Is it time to lock in propane prices?

I continue to field calls from farmers asking about locking in propane prices. I think this is​ a​ very smart play and something I have definitely....More

Make smart risk management moves when marketing soybeans

Soybeans continue to try and break downhill slalom records (breaking over a $1.30 in the past 8 trading sessions) on thoughts of a mammoth new-crop....More

Are soybeans headed for $10?

Soybean acres could get even larger from here. What if yield comes in better than 45 bushels per acre? All of a sudden we are looking at ending....More

Soybeans continue to support the grain market

It seems the soybean market has to deliver a spectacular performance each and every day or in general, the entire ag sector seems a bit disappointed....More

Soybeans could have one last rally

From a "spread" perspective, I continue to hear talk form many traders who suspect the old-crop/new-crop spread (now at it's lowest level since mid-....More

Why You MUST Pay Attention To Iraq

Oil prices could skyrocket to $200 per barrel....More

Market your old-crop corn bushels

Dumping the old-crop bushels and holding off on any new-crop sales obviously makes the most sense. It creates cash-flow, frees up available storage....More

Are soybean cash markets telling a different story?

Soybean bears are wondering if the cash markets might be telling a slightly different story than the balance sheet bulls are projecting. The bears....More

Patience at this stage of the game is "best of practice" for most US producers.

After trading to almost $5.15 per bushel (just 17 trading sessions back, on May 6th to be exact) the new-crop DEC14 contract has dropped some $0.60....More
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