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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May 29, 2015

Will stars align for higher corn prices?

Corn bulls are happy to see both old-crop and new-crop prices hold technical support just above our previous harvest lows. In fact some tech guru's....More
May 26, 2015

Will on-farm storage be the Achilles heel for corn?

Corn traders this afternoon will be digesting the latest weekly USDA crop-condition estimates. Most inside the trade believe at least 90% of the corn....More
May 22, 2015

Will the corn upside opportunity come later in the game?

Corn exports remain stronger than many inside the trade had anticipated despite the strength in the U.S. dollar. Just keep in mind we will still more....More
May 12, 2015

Has the game changed for soybeans?

Soybeans remain fundamentally bearish as U.S. planting is reported at 31% complete, and well ahead of the 5-year 20% average. As a producer I'm....More
May 08, 2015

Can macro markets and U.S. dollar give soybean prices a bounce?

Soybean traders seem to be keeping a close eye on the macro markets, particularly the direction of the U.S. dollar and the direction of crude oil....More
May 01, 2015

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
Apr 28, 2015

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
Apr 24, 2015

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
Apr 17, 2015

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
Apr 10, 2015

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
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