The Van Trump Report

Month: July 2023

Turning Chicken Feathers into Water Filters, Fabric, and More

Feathers are a low-value byproduct in the poultry production world, despite the fact that the industry generates as much as 3 billion pounds of chicken feathers every year in the US alone. A small portion finds its way into down products and insulation materials, as well as low-nutritional value animal feed. The majority is disposed …

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Thinking A Bit Differently About Today’s Markets with Professional Traders Andy Daniels and Special Guest Braden Hudye

Kevin Van Trump and Andy Daniels sit down with Braden Hudye, Co-Founder at Altrus Capital Investments, to discuss current thoughts and opinions regarding the markets, what is going to happen in the 2024 US election, recessions thoughts we’ve been talking about the last 18 months, precious and industrial metals¬†outlook the rest of 2023, why a …

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Soybeans and Drought Stress – When Should You Really Start to Worry?

As drought conditions continue to hang on in key US growing regions, crop prospects are of course a worry. Similar to corn, soybeans are at varying degrees of risk from drought and extreme heat depending on the growing stage. The major drought impact on yield potential occurs during pod set and pod fill, but drought …

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Posting Boots – The Many Reasons Behind the Long-Time Cowboy Tradition

If you spend any amount of time driving through rural America, you are bound to come across what some might consider a strange sight – a random boot placed over a fence post. Sometimes there will be a whole string of them, depending on the reason that particular farm had for putting them there. And …

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