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 13, 2014

Could the bulls come out for corn?

A simple 5-10% reduction in corn yields from the 165 trend-line estimate and we are moving new-crop prices to higher ground. I am always amazed at....More
Feb 11, 2014

ABCs to watch for soybeans

Keep and eye on the ABCs of soybeans this week: Argentina, Brazil and China. After the recent USDA WASDE report, production estimates were lowered in....More
Feb 07, 2014

Old-crop soybean rally could push prices

I have lowered our next new-crop cash sale target down to to the $11.40 level. This might not be low enough, but with Chinese demand for old-crop....More
Jan 28, 2014

South America Issues Support Bean Prices….

Soybean were higher on export inspections being stronger than expected. This signals that Chinese demand remains strong as well as squelching any....More
Jan 21, 2014

Record export pace will increase soybean prices

Record pace will lead soybean prices higher....More
Jan 14, 2014

Corn debate after the USDA report

The Bulls vs. Bears in the Corn market....More
Dec 27, 2013

Can corn demand push prices higher?

Corn prices (despite strong exports and ethanol) continue their downhill struggle, as price in the MAR14 contract has still not traded above $4.50....More
Dec 20, 2013

Will soybean prices go higher through the end of 2013?

Tight Supply ,Weather fuel Bean Prices....More
Dec 13, 2013

Soybeans bullish slant next week

Record crush rate..Weather...Bullish for Beans next Week....More
Dec 10, 2013

Know the risk on new-crop soybeans

Are you adding more soybean acres next year? If you're making those plans, buying the seed and moving forward with these intentions, make sure you....More
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