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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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