The Van Trump Report

Future Of Farming

The Media Continues to Drive the Message, Pushing Words that Will Change the Way We Farm! Pay Close Attention… “Socially Sustainable”, “Climate Change”, “Clean Energy”, “Transparency”

People’s desire to know how and where their food is grown as well wanting more transparency across the entire process is a growing trend that is changing how we farm and attracting some of the most innovative minds to our industry to tackle this task. Most agree the current manner in which food is both …

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What You Need to Know… Big Money Leasing Farmland to Solar Operators

Solar is being installed at an increasing clip across the United States with large-scale projects looking to farms for the massive tracts of land needed for their development. In fact, I’ve personally spoken with and talked to several landowners who have recently inked longterm leases (10 to 30 years) on +800 acre tracts for between …

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Life is Good!

I constantly hear my friends and others talking about how bad things have become. They talk about more shootings, more violent crimes, less religion, etc…, but these arguments are not backed by facts or figures. They are mostly just strong hunches and hearsay. Believe it or not, violent crimes are much lower than in years past. Faith is continual on the rise as 84% …

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Is $10 Corn a Possibility??

I see at minimum -10 million unplanted corn acres and perhaps much more. I also have a very hard time fully grasping potential yield loss on all of the re-plant and late-planted acres. Recently on the June WASDE, the U.S. planted acreage estimate was lowered by -3 million to 89.8 million. The U.S. average yield …

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New Reality in the Global Soybean Market

For the better part of a year, African Swine Fever has been roiling the global soybean complex. Now we have new data from China’s Ministry of Ag and Rural Affairs reporting that the pig herd has declined by -20% since ASF was first reported in early August 2018, and China’s feed demand and soybean imports …

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