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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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
Nov 06, 2015

Build a long-term bullish strategy for soybeans

Soybean bears continue to point toward a fresh NEW record yield being harvested here in the U.S., eventually moving beyond 47.5 bushels per acre....More
Oct 30, 2015

Where are the signs of life for corn bulls?

Corn prices were around $3.80 per bushel in mid-August, in mid-September and again in October. There's just not a lot of momentum on either side....More
Oct 23, 2015

Can the bulls take over the soybean market?

The soybean bulls are pointing to "unknowns" associated with weather, extreme geopolitical risk floating around inside Argentina and Brazil, and what....More
Oct 20, 2015

Are there bullish cards for corn?

As long as this U.S. production debate stays in the spotlight, corn prices may continue to feel pressured. In fact many technical gurus think it's....More
Oct 16, 2015

Is it time to get on the bullish soybean bandwagon?

As a producer I'm simply going to stay patient and hope some additional weather headlines can provide enough momentum to breakout to the upside. As a....More
Oct 13, 2015

The "unknown" bet comes through for soybeans

Soybean bulls want to contend that global demand is improving to some degree and that most all of the bearish news has now been factored into the....More
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