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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Jan 22, 2016

Is there any optimism in the soybean market?

Soybean bulls continue to talk about fundamental weather uncertainties in many parts of Brazil and now a few areas inside Argentina. The much larger....More
Jan 15, 2016

Corn prices stay in tight range

Corn continues to trade in an extremely tight range as neither the U.S. crop or the highly important second-crop of Brazil are in the ground. In....More
Jan 12, 2016

USDA reports excite the soybean market

Soybean bulls were happy to see lower ending stocks! Many in the trade thought we could see an increase from the record large yield of 48.3 bpa....More
Jan 05, 2016

Be patient with the corn market

As a producer, I still believe we could see another leg lower in price, but doubt the trade makes many bold moves until it fully digests the USDA end....More
Dec 18, 2015

Can South American weather, politics push soybean prices higher?

It's all about South American weather and politics right now, two headlines that remain extremely unpredictable. Will those factors boost soybean....More
Dec 11, 2015

Will South America news support soybean prices?

Soybean bulls remain optimistic in regard to a possible "producer" tax-credit coming down the pipe for biodiesel. They are also hoping....More
Dec 04, 2015

Is there a strong chance for higher corn prices?

Corn catches a bit of tailwind on a huge backstroke by the U.S. dollar and strength in the wheat market. Unfortunately flat-price is only....More
Nov 24, 2015

How South America Will Impact the Bean Market

Soybean bulls are arguing it's going to be much tougher than the bears think for newly elected Argentine President Macri to make any type of....More
Nov 20, 2015

Do your homework to bank corn profits

Corn bears are pointing to what appears to be a mild forecasts for the U.S. winter. On the other hand, the bulls are talking about how lack of....More
Nov 13, 2015

Corn's "risk to reward" potential

Without a major weather story out of South America or some type of unforeseen bullish geopolitical event, I suspect the bears will simply remain up....More
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