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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How high can corn prices go without a weather story?

There's never been a crop year yet that didn't start off without concerns surrounding weather. The problem is, as of right now this doesn't equate to....More

Are all the bearish cards out of the deck for soybeans?

Soybean bears continue to think the slow planting pace of U.S. corn in the south and to the east will ultimately mean more soybean acres....More

Global corn data could be more bullish

Corn has backpedaled to fresh new six-month lows as bulls continue to talk about better-than-expected U.S. export demand and problematic planting....More

Are the cards stacked against the soybean market?

Soybean bulls continue to talk about wet conditions in southern Brazil and many parts of Argentina. Their argument is it could delay harvest and....More

Is a bullish weather card still in the deck for corn?

With the weather wild-card still floating around, I think best practice is to simply remain patient and wait for a move higher to reduce any....More

Will U.S. planting delays keep the bulls fed?

Corn continues to trade in a sideways channel as both the bulls and bears defend their case. The bulls continue to talk about planting delays down....More

Time to minimize risk and leave hedges in place

Corn traders seem to be squaring up positions as we are now only a couple of days from the highly anticipated Prospective Planting Report and USDA....More

Can South America news support soybean prices?

Without the problematic political and labor headlines out of South America and no leverage from the weather at this point, soybean bulls are facing....More

Is U.S. weather, acreage uncertainty enough to push corn prices higher?

There's really nothing excitingly bullish in the balance sheet, but the trade is eager to see what type of planting conditions U.S. producers will be....More

USDA WASDE report has bears and bulls jockeying for position in the corn market

Corn continues to trade sideways and struggles to take out nearby technical resistance. The USDA numbers in the March 2015 WASDE report did little to....More
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