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 27, 2014

Soybeans: The game has changed

The bear's continue to argue from a longer-term perspective, wanting to discount the current tight conditions in the old-crop balance sheet as....More
May 23, 2014

Argentina’s Peso In Trouble Again? Can the large Soybean surplus turn to a more concerning situation?

Argentina’s peso has remained mostly stable since the end of March, but in the past few days, the country’s central bank (BRCA) has....More
May 22, 2014

3 elements of today's soybean market whiplash

Bears continue to feel the pain and side-effects of Injuries sustained by the sudden and unexpected jerking of the markets higher. I continue to....More
May 21, 2014

Corn Bulls point to less wheat feeding! Bears are circling the wagons.

The bears are arguing this number is too high considering it hasn't been adjusted in months and therefore hasn't fairly taken into account the....More
May 09, 2014

Corn bulls demand story: Fundamentals versus logic

From my perspective it's NOT traditional fundamental market logic that is dictating corn price direction but rather the rotation of money from....More
Apr 29, 2014

How long will corn prices get a lift from slow planting?

Corn planting pace lifts prices higher, will trend continue....More
Apr 25, 2014

Persistent soybean bulls push prices higher

The soybean bulls are trying to revive the trade on rumors of yet another Argentine strike; data showing better-than-expected U.S. soymeal sales; and....More
Apr 11, 2014

Do corn bulls have the upper hand?

Corn bulls look to weather, demand and acreage for higher prices....More
Apr 08, 2014

Is a perfect storm brewing for old-crop soybeans?

Will Tight stocks, Exports, Weather Push Beans to New Highs....More
Apr 01, 2014

Will funds continue to push soybeans higher?

I might be the odd man out on this, but I actually believe one saving grace might be the fact U.S. soybean acres move lower NOT higher. I just think....More
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