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

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

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

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

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

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