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 19, 2016

Will USDA increase South America's corn production?

Corn bears continue to argue that second-crop corn production in Brazil is improving and that the USDA might eventually need to bump their total....More
Feb 12, 2016

Why are the corn and weather bulls backpedaling?

Corn bulls were again disappointed by weekly U.S. export sales. This already has some wondering if the USDA will ultimately need to further reduce....More
Feb 09, 2016

Can meal demand drive the soybean market higher?

meal demand to lead soybean market higher, high protein in high demand....More
Feb 05, 2016

Still betting on unknowns for the corn market?

I remain nervous about the outside macro space, slowing global growth and the fallout in crude oil. The "weather bull" inside us all continues give....More
Jan 29, 2016

Will weather offer upside potential for the corn market?

Corn bulls continue to talk about the very real possibility for extreme weather during the upcoming U.S. season, and I'm hearing more weather gurus....More
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
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