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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Jun 24, 2016

Britain's fallout is impacting soybean prices

Soybeans, similar to corn, are feeling the fallout from commodities across the board being pressured by the British fallout and the strength of the....More
Jun 14, 2016

Weather wild cards for the corn market

Corn producers in several locations are talking about extremely warm temperatures and early-planted corn starting to show a bit of stress out in the....More
Jun 10, 2016

Bullish and bearish, see how the latest USDA report breaks down

The June 2016 WASDE report was fairly as expected. Corn data is somewhat as expected, with the bulls looking for slightly larger increases in demand....More
Jun 03, 2016

New dynamics in the soybean market

Soybean traders are talking about the possibility of a blow-off top in the front end of the soybean market. I'm not so sure about that. As I've been....More
May 31, 2016

Stick with your long-term soybean risk-management plan

From where I sit, the new-crop NOV16 contract and a U.S. weather story are simply icing on the cake, but certainly not of their primary interest or....More
May 27, 2016

Be careful betting on the obvious in the soybean market

Despite a soybean meal price rally, possibility of a large 2017 South American crop and possibility of a La Niña, Kevin Van Trump urges farmers to....More
May 24, 2016

Why the US dollar and weather will drive the corn market

I personally believe we are at serious inflection point in the corn market. I hate to sound like a politician, but I can easily argue both sides of....More
May 20, 2016

Bullish and bearish debates around soybean price

Soybean bears were happy to see yesterday's break in price, but we are still trading close to 15¢ above the $10.63 open posted on Monday. The bulls....More
May 13, 2016

Corn, soybean prices catch tailwinds from USDA report

Corn bulls caught a bit of tailwind off the "limit-up" trading in the soy complex. The USDA made production cuts to both the Argentina and Brazilian....More
May 06, 2016

Marketing plan execution is more important than strategy right now

Make certain you're spending as much time improving execution as you are your strategy. As the markets look to be picking up speed and volatility in....More
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