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Aug 09, 2016

Soybean demand: Will USDA bullish news win out?

Reports show that the demand for soybeans remains strong in China, however the weather in the United States may throw some curve balls for the new....More
Aug 05, 2016

How does this year's corn crop compare to the 2014 record yield?

Prices continue to take one-step forward followed by two or perhaps three-steps backwards....More
Aug 02, 2016

US supply vs. demand, but will global corn market trump both?

Some farmers say the corn looks good but the yields may tell a different story this fall....More
Jul 29, 2016

Do you know the players in the corn market game?

A bearish tone in the market is sending corn and oil prices tumbling again....More
Jul 26, 2016

My current view of the bean market and what lies ahead

Relief in the soybean market does not appear to be in the cards for producers in 2016....More
Jul 22, 2016

Will the soybean bulls remain on the sideline?1

U.Ss dollar, crude oil, soybean demand. They are all important in the soybean market right now....More
Jul 12, 2016

Soybean Market volatility remains with new ending stock numbers

Expect extreme volatiliy in the bean market. Weather becomes a major factor. Many areas have witnessed soybean conditions increase 1 percent....More
Jul 08, 2016

Will U.S. Soybean production square up the global balance sheet?

Soybeans caught a slight bid Friday morning, but many insiders believe the market now looks poised to test major psychological and technical support....More
Jul 05, 2016

What bullish wild cards are left for the soybean market?

Soybean traders continue to aggressively doubt the balance sheet. The bulls are saying despite the USDA forecasting a new record number of soybean....More
Jun 29, 2016

Soybean prices remain extremely volatile

The soybean market is extremely uncertain about a number of important headlines, both international and domestic, from South America acreage to U.S....More
Jun 24, 2016

Britain's fallout is impacting soybean prices1

Soybeans, similar to corn, are feeling the fallout from commodities across the board being pressured by the British fallout and the strength of the....More
Jun 14, 2016

Weather wild cards for the corn market

Corn producers in several locations are talking about extremely warm temperatures and early-planted corn starting to show a bit of stress out in the....More
Jun 10, 2016

Bullish and bearish, see how the latest USDA report breaks down

The June 2016 WASDE report was fairly as expected. Corn data is somewhat as expected, with the bulls looking for slightly larger increases in demand....More
Jun 03, 2016

New dynamics in the soybean market

Soybean traders are talking about the possibility of a blow-off top in the front end of the soybean market. I'm not so sure about that. As I've been....More
May 31, 2016

Stick with your long-term soybean risk-management plan

From where I sit, the new-crop NOV16 contract and a U.S. weather story are simply icing on the cake, but certainly not of their primary interest or....More

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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...
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