The Van Trump Report

Agriculture

Big Auction Next Week… “Stew Paquette’s International Harvester Museum”

One of the nation’s most famous tractor museums and International Harvester collections is up for auction! Mr. Paquette was well known in the tractor collecting community and especially in IH circles. His museum is second to none and full of IH memorabilia, trucks, tractors, implements, signage and so much more! It’s with a heavy heart …

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Scientists Think They Can Store Electricity in Your Soils

Researchers at Cardiff University have found an innovative solution to overcome one of renewable energy’s biggest hurdles, storing the captured electricity when the sun does not shine and the wind does not blow. A solution they say that has lain beneath our feet all along and could solve the problem of smoothing out the peaks …

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October Is Here… When Can We Expect Our First Snow?

October is here and with Fall officially underway the weather will be turning increasingly colder across the nation, leaving many wondering when we will experience our first snow. How early it snows obviously depends on your specific location and elevation as well as weather patterns from year-to-year. For some, the earliest snow could actually happen …

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4 Professional Traders Provide Their Current Opinions and Thoughts – October 2022

Kevin Van Trump and Andy Daniels sit down with professional traders Mark Bishop and Dakin Bushner to discuss current thoughts and opinions regarding the markets, yield predictions, dislocation of grain, export headwinds, Russia & Ukraine tension, where the dollar might be heading, the FED’s next move, thoughts on Brazil, inflation, input availability for spring of 2023, …

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More Brands Embracing “Fake Leather”… Might Ultimately Create Increasing Crop Demand

Trendy sneaker brand “Allbirds” has made a name for itself with its signature wool runners. The company’s sustainability commitments have also won the brand legions of fans. Allbirds is now releasing its first faux-leather shoe called the “Plant Pacer,” made from a natural recipe of rubber, plant oils, rice hulls, and citrus peels. In other …

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“Project Bison”… World’s Largest Carbon Removal Project Headed for Wyoming

Scheduled to be in operation by the end of 2023, the goal of the program, called Project Bison, is to build a new facility capable of drawing down 5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide annually by 2030. A Los Angeles-based company called CarbonCapture is building the facility, called a direct air capture (DAC) plant, …

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What You Need to Know About the Recent Grants for Climate Smart Farming

I suggest everyone that’s farming needs to do a much deeper dive on all of this grant money that has recently been approved and will bein circulation…    Earlier this month, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing nearly three billion dollars in 70 selected projects under the first …

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Possibly One of the Best Recent Innovations by a Farmer

Gary Lewis, a Southern Alberta farmer who is growing mustard, wheat and yellow peas on nearly four thousand acres this summer isn’t using traditional fertilizer, in fact, he hasn’t used any for the last 20 years. Lewis, a fourth-generation farmer, and father to five says he’s more than once come close to financial ruin in …

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