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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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
Jun 18, 2014

Soybeans could have one last rally

From a "spread" perspective, I continue to hear talk form many traders who suspect the old-crop/new-crop spread (now at it's lowest level since mid-....More
Jun 16, 2014

Why You MUST Pay Attention To Iraq

Oil prices could skyrocket to $200 per barrel....More
Jun 13, 2014

Market your old-crop corn bushels

Dumping the old-crop bushels and holding off on any new-crop sales obviously makes the most sense. It creates cash-flow, frees up available storage....More
Jun 06, 2014

Are soybean cash markets telling a different story?

Soybean bears are wondering if the cash markets might be telling a slightly different story than the balance sheet bulls are projecting. The bears....More
Jun 04, 2014

Patience at this stage of the game is "best of practice" for most US producers.

After trading to almost $5.15 per bushel (just 17 trading sessions back, on May 6th to be exact) the new-crop DEC14 contract has dropped some $0.60....More
May 28, 2014

Soybeans: It's only when the tide goes out you discover who was swimming naked

From what I am hearing most end-users are about 65-75% covered through July but have next to nothing done for August. Obviously everybody is hoping....More
May 27, 2014

Soybeans: The game has changed

The bear's continue to argue from a longer-term perspective, wanting to discount the current tight conditions in the old-crop balance sheet as....More

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