Kevin Van Trump


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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Oct 06, 2015

Bullish help from USDA could move soybean prices upward

If you're hoping for soybean prices to move to the upside, from my perspective it's going to take some bullish help from the USDA on Friday or....More
Oct 02, 2015

This corn market requires mental toughness

As producers we've learned through the years that slowly grinding lower prices are often the most psychologically challenging and painful to sit....More
Sep 29, 2015

Can corn prices break through macro head winds?

Corn continues to run into heavy resistance on the charts each time it tries to advance between $3.85 and $4.05 per bushel. Extreme macro commodity....More
Sep 25, 2015

China and Brazil take control of the soybean market

Soybean bulls were happy to see China, the world's top soybean importer, sign a commitment letter to buy 13.18 million metric tons. This was....More
Sep 18, 2015

Soybeans prices could be a surprise winner

With global demand for soy fairly stable at this level and continued political uncertainty brewing in Argentina and Brazil, I'm going to stay patient....More
Sep 16, 2015

Will Fed's move support the corn market?

There's a lot of talk that corn might take several runs to break-through the $3.95 to $4.05 area vs. the DEC15 contract. There's also talk that the....More
Sep 11, 2015

USDA info provides tailwinds for corn prices

Corn has rallied a bit this week ahead of what some inside the trade are thinking could be bullish adjustments by the USDA. Technically I still see....More
Aug 28, 2015

Is there still a bullish corn card to be played?

Corn continues to trade inside a tight 10¢ range. U.S. exporters were happy to see better than expected weekly corn sales, but there is still talk of....More
Aug 21, 2015

After a rough week for soybeans, is the low price in?

Soybeans continue to trade toward the low end of their range. The bulls are talking about the possibility of an additional 1 million acre reduction....More
Aug 18, 2015

Corn acreage estimates continue to be disputed

Corn continues to show mixed tendencies as the initial FSA numbers and private crop tours leave more uncertainty and ambiguity than solid definitive....More

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