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

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

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

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

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

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

Will the soybean bulls remain on the sideline?

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

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

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