The Van Trump Report

Month: April 2021

Brazil’s Second Crop Corn Troubles…What You Need to Know

Brazil’s corn crop has been one of the most closely watched in all of agriculture this season as weather has wreaked havoc on the country’s growing regions. Brazil’s unusual three-crop cycle adds to the difficulty of trying to forecast total production with harvest happening in one part of the country while a different area is …

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Another Food Not Derived from Animals or Plants

A new dairy-free cheese from Superbrewed Foods joins a growing list of foods that are not derived from animals or plants but rather through microbes and the magic of anaerobic fermentation. It’s another layer in the “alternative” food and protein category that could actually prove to be more readily accepted by consumers than cell-based meat, …

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Inflation, Real Estate, Politics and Investment Thoughts with special guest Joel Ross, CEO, Citadel Realty Advisors and author of the highly acclaimed “Ross Rant”

Joel Ross began his career in Wall St. as an investment banker in 1965, where he handled public offerings, mergers & acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, and other corporate advisory matters for a variety of clients. During the seventies he was CEO of North American operations for a UK based conglomerate where he acquired and oversaw six …

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Automated Crop Monitoring and Field Insights, Over and Under the Canopy

There are approximately 900 million acres of farmland in the US and less than 2% of the population directly works on farms. To ensure profitability, farmers and agronomists need to regularly scout their fields to ensure their crops are not being damaged by pests and diseases, but this work takes hours and comes with a …

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How Goodyear and Soybean Checkoff Build Traction for Soybean Oil

Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company has been using soybean oil in some of its tires since around 2017 following about five years of research with support from the United Soybean Board. Now, the third-largest tire manufacturer in the world has committed to the use of only “sustainably sourced” U.S. soybean oil, effective immediately, while phasing …

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Here’s a Serious Cash-Crop to Consider… They Call it “Black Gold”!

One of the most expensive food items in the world is the elusive truffle, a species of mushroom prized by top chefs and eaters alike with a price tag to match. It can be a highly lucrative crop but the trick to successfully growing the “diamond of gastronomy” is as elusive as the truffles themselves. …

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Kansas Care Facility Keeps Residents on the Farm!!!

Marysville, Kansas is home to a very different kind of livestock operation called The Lighthouse, which doesn’t raise its critters for profit but rather familiarity. Cows, goats, and other farm animals provide the backdrop for The Lighthouse’s memory support facility where they care for individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia.   The Lighthouse attracted attention …

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