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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Feb 03, 2015

Does corn rally give us a chance to market old-crop bushels?

Those producers who are still holding old-crop bushels need to be considering all the moving parts and specifics that apply to your particular area....More
Jan 30, 2015

Will lower crude oil prices increase soybean sales to China?

I continue to believe the herd has taken on a "sell the rallies" type mentality. This will obviously keep a lid on prices and make getting back above....More
Jan 23, 2015

Will strong corn exports push acres higher?

On the supply side of the equation, most sources are talking about U.S. producers perhaps going back with more corn next year. The fall in soybean....More
Jan 13, 2015

Is now the time to price soybeans north of $10?

Soybean prices broke significantly lower on the heels of less than bullish USDA data. We saw a slight bounce Tuesday. Keep in mind however, we've....More
Jan 09, 2015

Cutting through the details: My thoughts on Monday's USDA data dump

Moral of the story, don't overthink this market and do not get overly convicted to your preconceived ideas or thoughts. This is simply about reducing....More
Dec 31, 2014

Will the funds continue to place bullish bets on corn, soybeans?

As a producer, I continue to hold out for slightly higher corn prices before pulling the trigger on additional sales. From a spec perspective, I....More
Dec 15, 2014

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
Dec 05, 2014

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
Nov 21, 2014

Can corn demand push markets higher?

Demand stays strong for US corn, Corn Market rallies ahead of EPA news....More
Nov 14, 2014

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
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