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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Apr 15, 2016

Corn prices facing technical hurdles

Corn bulls are hoping to see the market pulled higher by talk of possible production hiccups with Brazil's second-crop corn and complications with....More
Apr 12, 2016

Focus on risk management, not price forecast for soybeans

Regardless of your personal strategy, you need to be talking to your individual advisor about ways you can lock in a profit or secure a floor to....More
Apr 08, 2016

This week could be wild for soybean prices

Many analyst believe that the soybean production estimate in Brazil is too high!....More
Apr 01, 2016

Why the USDA corn acre number makes sense, for now

Corn bulls were taken by surprise as the USDA announced the largest March 1st stocks in history and a whopping 93.601 million acres will be planted....More
Mar 29, 2016

Global impact on the corn market

Corn traders are trying to understand the details and fill in the blanks regarding the move by the Chinese government to officially drop their....More
Mar 22, 2016

Is it time to take advantage of the over bought soybean market?

Soybean traders continue to keep a close eye on the charts....More
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

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