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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Why I believe corn, soybean prices will move higher

When you get major "headline-risk" like we are seeing in the energy markets, coupled with lower than normal trade volume, all bets are off in regard....More

Will soybean demand push stocks lower?

Soybeans enjoyed another week of better-than-expected export sales. In its wake the trade continues to believe the USDA will soon be forced to raise....More

Can corn demand push markets higher?

Demand stays strong for US corn, Corn Market rallies ahead of EPA news....More

Is South American weather worse than the soybean trade recognizes?

As a producer I still want to remain patient. Don't be surprised or panicked though if we start to see the trade backpedal a bit as Chinese demand....More

Does the corn market's bullish USDA news have traders thinking twice?

Seasoned traders will tell you: When a corn market fails to rally (as it did on Nov. 10) on a bullish headline, it's a market that may be headed for....More

Can corn prices break out of their recent channel?

Personally, unless something drastically changes, I think we trade between $3.40 and $3.90 from now through year-end. I feel we are slipping into a....More

Execute in the soybean market; reduce additional risk on the rally

As a producer I continue to believe "best-of-practice" is to reduce additional risk on the rally. I now have 100% of our 2014 production priced and....More

Will corn prices increase as freezing temps approach?

Corn pulled higher by soymeal spot demand/logistics as freezing temps are forecast to show up this weekend....More

Will weather in South American support soybean prices?

Growth in supply has clearly outpaced growth in demand. It's going to take a little bit of time, but eventually I suspect the wrinkles get ironed....More

Soybean traders focus on South America

Soybean traders are monitoring what most consider to be only a "short-covering" rally. The "technical" guru's will want to....More
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