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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Mar 18, 2016

Can anything move corn prices?

As a producer, I remain patient waiting for higher prices before reducing more flat-price cash risk; my basis has been locked for an extended period....More
Mar 11, 2016

Managing risk in today's grain markets

I believe far too many producers right now are looking to bail themselves out by outperforming the markets. The best and most consistent marketers....More
Mar 08, 2016

Can anything push soybean prices higher? Weather? WASDE? Exports?

Soybean traders are talking about heavy technical resistance on the charts up around the $9.00 level vs. the NOV16 new-crop contract and just....More
Mar 01, 2016

Don't get caught offsides in the corn market

Corn bears continue to talk about the importance of the MAY16 contract holding "psychological support" at or slightly above $3.50 per bushel. Many....More
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

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