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

Old-crop soybean rally could push prices

I have lowered our next new-crop cash sale target down to to the $11.40 level. This might not be low enough, but with Chinese demand for old-crop....More

South America Issues Support Bean Prices….

Soybean were higher on export inspections being stronger than expected. This signals that Chinese demand remains strong as well as squelching any....More

Record export pace will increase soybean prices

Record pace will lead soybean prices higher....More

Corn debate after the USDA report

The Bulls vs. Bears in the Corn market....More

Can corn demand push prices higher?

Corn prices (despite strong exports and ethanol) continue their downhill struggle, as price in the MAR14 contract has still not traded above $4.50....More

Will soybean prices go higher through the end of 2013?

Tight Supply ,Weather fuel Bean Prices....More

Soybeans bullish slant next week

Record crush rate..Weather...Bullish for Beans next Week....More

Know the risk on new-crop soybeans

Are you adding more soybean acres next year? If you're making those plans, buying the seed and moving forward with these intentions, make sure you....More

Soybeans: Two worlds divided

Old Crop Soybeans to be Rationed?....More

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