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

Thoughts on making sales into bean rally

The bean market takes a tumble as the 2016 harvest falls behind....More

Corn bulls question global production

Market spectators have their eyes on Argentina and Brazil and if banks will loan more money to increase corn acreage there....More

Did the bears win the latest soybean price battle?

Check out the Van Trump Report to see how the USDA changed yields in individual states....More

Thoughts on why the corn bulls are optimistic

As traders await the monthly USDA report, corn bulls look for bullish news in the markets and fields....More

Will USDA give the bean market any bullish momentum?

Bearish market news keeps the pressure on soybean prices....More

Soybean bulls backpedal as prices give back recent gains

Soybean prices have fallen 50 cents since the beginning of the week. However, the future is still up in the air due to crop disease and weather....More

Where are we headed with soybean price risk premium?

The swings in soybean prices and contracts won't be ending anytime soon....More

The moving parts to watch in the corn market

Excessive rains have the corn trade taking about stronger basis, along with the USDA's heavy ear weight estimate. Kevin Van Trump urges farmers to....More

USDA sets high mark for yields?

The crop production report says record corn yields and an increase in the soybean harvest, but what was a surprise was the market's reaction....More

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

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