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May 27, 2016

Be careful betting on the obvious in the soybean market

Despite a soybean meal price rally, possibility of a large 2017 South American crop and possibility of a La Niña, Kevin Van Trump urges farmers to....More
May 24, 2016

Why the US dollar and weather will drive the corn market

I personally believe we are at serious inflection point in the corn market. I hate to sound like a politician, but I can easily argue both sides of....More
May 20, 2016

Bullish and bearish debates around soybean price

Soybean bears were happy to see yesterday's break in price, but we are still trading close to 15¢ above the $10.63 open posted on Monday. The bulls....More
May 13, 2016

Corn, soybean prices catch tailwinds from USDA report

Corn bulls caught a bit of tailwind off the "limit-up" trading in the soy complex. The USDA made production cuts to both the Argentina and Brazilian....More
May 06, 2016

Marketing plan execution is more important than strategy right now

Make certain you're spending as much time improving execution as you are your strategy. As the markets look to be picking up speed and volatility in....More
May 03, 2016

Will planting pace keep a lid on corn prices?

Corn traders continue to monitor South American weather, Chinese policy, Brazilian politics and the pace of U.S. planting. Really nothing has changed....More
Apr 29, 2016

Will higher soybean prices stick around long enough to make some sales?

Soybean producers were given another opportunity to reduce risk as the market traded back near recent highs. As a producer I've been able to reduce....More
Apr 26, 2016

Why will the soybean rally hang around?

From a bullish, technical perspective I would like to see the new-crop contract continue to close above the $9.70 level, providing us hope that....More
Apr 22, 2016

Can bulls keep the weather premium in the corn market?

Corn bulls say upcoming rounds of wet weather in the U.S. might delay planting in some key production areas and should be considered for a bullish....More
Apr 19, 2016

South America weather, politics push soybean prices higher

As both a producer and a spec, I have to imagine if we begin to see more business coming back to U.S. exporters for meal the trade will again start....More
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

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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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