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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Aug 05, 2016

How does this year's corn crop compare to the 2014 record yield?

Prices continue to take one-step forward followed by two or perhaps three-steps backwards....More
Aug 02, 2016

US supply vs. demand, but will global corn market trump both?

Some farmers say the corn looks good but the yields may tell a different story this fall....More
Jul 29, 2016

Do you know the players in the corn market game?

A bearish tone in the market is sending corn and oil prices tumbling again....More
Jul 26, 2016

My current view of the bean market and what lies ahead

Relief in the soybean market does not appear to be in the cards for producers in 2016....More
Jul 22, 2016

Will the soybean bulls remain on the sideline?

U.Ss dollar, crude oil, soybean demand. They are all important in the soybean market right now....More
Jul 12, 2016

Soybean Market volatility remains with new ending stock numbers

Expect extreme volatiliy in the bean market. Weather becomes a major factor. Many areas have witnessed soybean conditions increase 1 percent....More
Jul 08, 2016

Will U.S. Soybean production square up the global balance sheet?

Soybeans caught a slight bid Friday morning, but many insiders believe the market now looks poised to test major psychological and technical support....More
Jul 05, 2016

What bullish wild cards are left for the soybean market?

Soybean traders continue to aggressively doubt the balance sheet. The bulls are saying despite the USDA forecasting a new record number of soybean....More
Jun 29, 2016

Soybean prices remain extremely volatile

The soybean market is extremely uncertain about a number of important headlines, both international and domestic, from South America acreage to U.S....More
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
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