Things are Getting Very Real and Very Close to Home

Not wanting to be a “doom and gloom” promoter but things are starting to get very real and hitting very close to home. My daughter is still in self-quarantine (good news no temperature). The entire country of Italy is on lockdown. St. Patrick’s Day parades are canceled across Ireland. U.S. coronavirus cases are starting to […]

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If You’re In The Livestock Business… Pay Close Attention

When the stock market shakes out and investors are forced to reposition and reallocate funds, we often see new industries and new concepts more rapidly evolve and prosper. Jacob Bunge wrote an interesting article last week that pertained to “plant-based” meat companies lowering prices and working towards becoming more competitive. Makers of plant-based meat alternatives […]

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Cool Farming Apps for 2020

While you can always download and ditch an app later when its value comes up short, saving precious minutes experimenting with something that ends up as an empty promise can get frustrating. We’ve scoured the web in search of the best farming apps to make your life a bit easier and your operation run a […]

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Van Trump Family Update… and Corona Thoughts

As many of you know, my daughter Kennedy has been in Italy working to finish her degree in architecture. It’s actually required at her school that she studies in Rome and travels around Europe to gain a better perspective of the various styles of architecture. She was super excited about her big adventure and has […]

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Startup Develops a Pollinator Robot that Could Replace Bees

Pollinator populations around the globe continue to decline, a scary problem when you consider that we depend on them for about three-quarters of our crops. Israeli startup Edete believes it has a viable solution with its new mechanical pollination machine, which the company calls “a safety net for the world’s food security.” Last winter, beekeepers […]

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