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

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

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

Is the top end of corn yield already clipped?

corn yields, wet conditions, weather....More

Will stars align for higher corn prices?

Corn bulls are happy to see both old-crop and new-crop prices hold technical support just above our previous harvest lows. In fact some tech guru's....More

Will on-farm storage be the Achilles heel for corn?

Corn traders this afternoon will be digesting the latest weekly USDA crop-condition estimates. Most inside the trade believe at least 90% of the corn....More

Will the corn upside opportunity come later in the game?

Corn exports remain stronger than many inside the trade had anticipated despite the strength in the U.S. dollar. Just keep in mind we will still more....More

Has the game changed for soybeans?

Soybeans remain fundamentally bearish as U.S. planting is reported at 31% complete, and well ahead of the 5-year 20% average. As a producer I'm....More

Can macro markets and U.S. dollar give soybean prices a bounce?

Soybean traders seem to be keeping a close eye on the macro markets, particularly the direction of the U.S. dollar and the direction of crude oil....More

How high can corn prices go without a weather story?

There's never been a crop year yet that didn't start off without concerns surrounding weather. The problem is, as of right now this doesn't equate to....More

Are all the bearish cards out of the deck for soybeans?

Soybean bears continue to think the slow planting pace of U.S. corn in the south and to the east will ultimately mean more soybean acres....More

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