The Van Trump Report

Month: June 2024

Honeybee Killing “Yellow-Legged Hornet” Invading US

A few years ago, Americans were warned about “Asian Giant Hornets” – aka “murder hornets” – that were spotted in Washington state. While that menace seems to be under control for now, a new Asian hornet species known for its penchant for murdering honeybees has snuck into the US. The “Yellow-Legged hornet” feeds on a …

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What’s Going On with Russia’s Wheat Crop?

Russia has declared a series of federal emergencies recently amid crop-damaging frosts and drought that are denting the country’s wheat prospects. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) in its most recent June update trimmed Russia’s 2024-25 wheat production by -5 million metric tons (MMT) to 83 MMT. Other forecasters are even less optimistic, including local …

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Heat Kills More Americans than Any Other Weather-Related Disasters… Pay Attention to These Symptoms! 

The effects of heat on the body are well known: over-heating strains the heart and kidneys, causes headaches, disrupts sleep, and slows cognition. In extreme cases, heat stroke can lead to multi-organ failure and even death! Heat stroke occurs when the body reaches an internal temperature of 104 degrees and above. By this point, blood …

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World Livestock Auctioneer Championship Comes to Oklahoma this Weekend

Oklahoma City is the place to be this weekend if you are an auctioneer, or just a fan. The 2024 LMA Convention, hosted by the Livestock Marketing Association (LMA), takes place from June 12th to 15th. The convention culminates on Saturday with what is no doubt the main attraction – the World Livestock Auctioneer Championship …

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Purchasing Land for 2 Cents Per Acre, and How “Perspective” Has Shaped the World!

It was in the 1850s that a population of once 300,000 sea otters was almost extinct, and Russia needed money after being defeated by France and Britain in the Crimean War. Military experts in Russia worried that if gold was discovered from the push West the British who had moved into Canada would quickly make …

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More Northern Lights and Possibly Damaging Geomagnetic Storms

Americans have been treated to brilliant displays by the Northern Lights this spring. The rare spectacle, also known as the “aurora borealis,”  is the result of strong solar flares firing out of the Sun that also disrupted GPS systems on farm equipment across the US. The flares in May originated from an enormous sun spot …

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