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 29, 2014

How long will corn prices get a lift from slow planting?

Corn planting pace lifts prices higher, will trend continue....More
Apr 25, 2014

Persistent soybean bulls push prices higher

The soybean bulls are trying to revive the trade on rumors of yet another Argentine strike; data showing better-than-expected U.S. soymeal sales; and....More
Apr 11, 2014

Do corn bulls have the upper hand?

Corn bulls look to weather, demand and acreage for higher prices....More
Apr 08, 2014

Is a perfect storm brewing for old-crop soybeans?

Will Tight stocks, Exports, Weather Push Beans to New Highs....More
Apr 01, 2014

Will funds continue to push soybeans higher?

I might be the odd man out on this, but I actually believe one saving grace might be the fact U.S. soybean acres move lower NOT higher. I just think....More
Mar 28, 2014

Will USDA answer soybean stocks questions?

I tend to believe at most, we see an additional 4-5 million acres when compared to last year, when we planted 76.533 million soybean acres. Remember....More
Mar 25, 2014

Money flow, political news, U.S. weather support $5 corn prices

If the Ukraine/Russian conflict intensifies and starts to spook the U.S. equity market, the corn market will also get spooked and corn prices will....More
Mar 18, 2014

3 Keys to bullish soybean prices

Crush numbers, Chinese demand and U.S. weather will push soybean prices above $14....More
Mar 11, 2014

Will South America soybean issues push soybean prices higher?

The Soy Bulls Have Been Running Hard....More
Feb 25, 2014

Soybean bulls see South America crop getting smaller

Soybean bulls are talking more extreme weather conditions in Brazil: dry conditions in some areas and flooding in others. Bottom-line, the trade....More
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