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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Sep 30, 2014

Market surprise from grain stocks report?

USDA released their September quarterly stocks report and the markets are lower across the board. No real surprises in my opinion! Some of you....More
Sep 12, 2014

Will soybean prices stabilize?

As a producer I see nothing wrong starting to unwind a very small portion of your remaining soybean short hedges. The break has paid huge dividends....More
Aug 05, 2014

Can soybeans transition to a bullish story?

The soybean "technicians" are looking back at prices noticing that they are at the same levels as they were on July11th.  Many are....More
Aug 01, 2014

Weather helping soybean yield

Several well respected sources think that we could see the current USDA bean yield estimate of 45.2bpa, be pushed higher by up 3-4%, meaning a 46....More
Jul 29, 2014

Will weather and money flow support corn prices?

There is a huge amount of dry powder on the side line to push prices higher if the weather can provide some questions on the way to the finish line....More
Jul 22, 2014

Can soybean demand keep grain prices afloat?

I suspect with Chinese demand staying strong, some definite uncertainties remaining in Argentina and the entire month of August still ahead of our U....More
Jul 11, 2014

Is it time to lock in propane prices?

I continue to field calls from farmers asking about locking in propane prices. I think this is​ a​ very smart play and something I have definitely....More
Jul 09, 2014

Make smart risk management moves when marketing soybeans

Soybeans continue to try and break downhill slalom records (breaking over a $1.30 in the past 8 trading sessions) on thoughts of a mammoth new-crop....More
Jul 01, 2014

Are soybeans headed for $10?

Soybean acres could get even larger from here. What if yield comes in better than 45 bushels per acre? All of a sudden we are looking at ending....More
Jun 24, 2014

Soybeans continue to support the grain market

It seems the soybean market has to deliver a spectacular performance each and every day or in general, the entire ag sector seems a bit disappointed....More

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