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. 

Posts by Kevin Van Trump

Aug 03, 2015

When will we see a change in soybean market dynamics?

The soybean market, similar to corn, is enduring a wave of bearish headwinds created by record supply being harvested once again in South America, a....More
Jul 28, 2015

Soybean price uncertainty

U.S. weather and Argentine politics and China provide uncertainty for the soybean market. Soybean acres and yields will be debated in next USDA....More
Jul 24, 2015

Weather uncertainty, production complications support corn prices

Corn bulls are talking about more complications in Europe, continuing uncertainty in the eastern part of the Corn Belt, especially IL, IN and OH, and....More
Jul 21, 2015

Will soybeans see a late-inning price rally?

Soybeans have given back a large portion of the late-June and early-July gains, but I still believe there is room for price appreciation to the....More
Jul 17, 2015

Have corn yields stabilized?

Corn bears are talking about improving U.S. weather forecasts, while the bulls are talking about all-time record heat readings being recorded in....More
Jul 14, 2015

Don't reduce soybean price risk just yet

Deteriorating crop conditions and weather concerns in U.S. and India are supporting soybean prices right now. Add in prevented plant acres and....More
Jul 10, 2015

USDA adjusts corn, soybean ending stocks; prices react

USDA Lowers ending stocks for corn and beans, Corn and bean prices go higher as pipeline of grain shrinks, USDA lowers last years crop,....More
Jul 07, 2015

Will the USDA lower soybean yields in July supply and demand report?

Soybean bears were happy to see overall soybean crop conditions left unchanged at 63% good/excellent. The bulls, however, are arguing there are still....More
Jun 26, 2015

What's ahead of the USDA report for corn and soybeans?

The soybean story has become much sexier than it was in late May and or early June. Not only is U.S. weather more of a concern, but there is also....More
Jun 16, 2015

3 Factors pointing to less soybean acres

As a producers, I believe the best-of-practice is to remain patient and keep all hedges in place. Yes, there could be some upside movement as....More

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