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Dennis Sun: Water Is Gold
Ag columnist Dennis Sun writes, "In Western states, water is gold. The only difference is the value of water will never go down."
Dennis SunNovember 23, 2023
Dennis Sun: Beef Producers Are Optimistic
Ag columnist Dennis Sun writes, "A recent survey showed 65 percent stating they are optimistic about the future; 57 percent reported profitability in the past five years; 54 percent noted they will add another member to their operation in the next five years and 38 percent said they plan to grow their herd size over the next five years."
Dennis SunNovember 19, 2023
Dennis Sun: U.S. Debt is Too High
Ag columnist Dennis Sun writes, "Our current government doesn’t have much of a plan to service the debt, except to keep printing money and acting like drunken sailors."
Dennis SunNovember 11, 2023
Dennis Sun: What's Happening with the Farm Bill?
Columnist Dennis Sun writes, "The five-year 2018 Farm Bill ended on Sept. 30, which is frustrating and problematic for those in agriculture."
Dennis SunNovember 04, 2023
Dennis Sun: It Is Called Respect
Ag columnist Dennis Sun writes, "I think some hunters must believe their hunting license gives them the right to disrespect the land and private property and do whatever it takes to fill their tag.
Dennis SunOctober 28, 2023
Dennis Sun: It Just Takes Time
Ag columnist Dennis Sun writes, "From the time a rancher starts planning with potential genetics, to the time the bull and cow mate, it is going to be around 26 months before a consumer can buy hamburger or rib steak from the animal."
Dennis SunOctober 21, 2023
Dennis Sun: Another Raise On Postage
Ag columnist Dennis Sun writes, "Coming soon to everyone is another postage rate hike. The reason we’re getting this hike is because the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has the authority to raise rates every six months."
Dennis SunOctober 15, 2023
Dennis Sun: Calves Are Moving
Ag columnist Dennis Sun writes, "It is a good time of year for those in the livestock business. It’s busy but rewarding. There are a lot of cattle trucks on highways leading into the region, and it only means one thing – ranchers are shipping calves."
Dennis SunOctober 07, 2023
Dennis Sun: Value-Added Dairy Cattle
Ag columnist Dennis Sun writes, "The dairy industry is taking advantage of higher cattle and meat prices and bringing in new genetics to provide more value-added beef products. Their timing is perfect."
Dennis SunSeptember 30, 2023
Dennis Sun: Climate Change And What To Believe
Ag columnist Dennis Sun writes, "Lately, we’ve heard a lot of news stories saying climate change is the reason for the extreme weather patterns we’ve experienced. The bad news is climate change is so political, we don’t know what to believe."
Dennis SunSeptember 22, 2023
Dennis Sun: Beef. It's What's For Dinner
Ag columnist Dennis Sun writes, "A recent study by Tulane University found 12 percent of Americans are responsible for eating one-half of all the beef consumed on any given day. I question this study as it was funded by groups against cattle grazing."
Dennis SunSeptember 17, 2023
Dennis Sun: Private Land Rights
Ag columnist Dennis Sun writes, "Most every person I have caught trespassing is also a terrible liar – their excuses are some of the tallest tales one will ever hear."
Dennis SunSeptember 09, 2023
Dennis Sun: Sheep Industry Goes High-Tech For Best Genetics
Ag columnist Dennis Sun writes, “We all know in the early days of statehood up to the 1960s, sheep were king. Let’s face it, our region is best for grazing sheep. … This vision to develop and use better genetics by a few sheep producers is the future of the industry.”
Dennis SunSeptember 02, 2023
Dennis Sun: Why The Ag Community Should Be Concerned
Ag columnist Dennis Sun writes, "Ever since Joe Biden has been president, the West and its agriculture industry have been threatened and under attack – maybe not as threatened as the energy industry has, that is, up until lately."
Dennis SunAugust 27, 2023
Dennis Sun: Corner Crossing -- What Do We Do?
Ag columnist Dennis Sun writes, "For the last couple of years, corner crossing has been a hot topic causing a lot of concern with farmers and ranchers in Wyoming. The latest judge’s ruling has not helped this concern."
Dennis SunAugust 20, 2023
Dennis Sun: It's Still Not Meat
Ag columnist Dennis Sun writes, "For beef, lamb, pork, poultry and other meat producers, the good news is these “alt-meat companies,” as they like to be called, have seen a decrease in capital raised by 42 percent in 2022 compared to 2021."
Dennis SunAugust 12, 2023
Dennis Sun: John Kerry Is At It Again
Agriculture columnist Dennis Sun writes, "Once again John Kerry, the current U.S. special presidential envoy for climate, is attacking American ranchers and farmers by criticizing food production’s contribution to carbon emissions."
Dennis SunAugust 05, 2023
Dennis Sun: Cattle Numbers Stay Low
Columnist Dennis Sun writes, "Fat cattle headed to packinghouses are bringing record prices lately, and these high prices are trickling down to grocery store meat counters."
Dennis SunJuly 30, 2023
Dennis Sun: It's The People
Columnist Dennis Sun writes, "Congress is in the process of developing and approving a new five-year farm bill, as the current bill ends on Oct. 1. One cannot overstate the importance of the farm bill to rural America and agriculture."
Dennis SunJuly 24, 2023
Dennis Sun: Hard Decisions For Ranchers And Farmers
Columnist Dennis Sun writes, "There are no lazy summer days for ranchers and farmers. On one side of their businesses, of course, is the hard work – managing crops and livestock."
Dennis SunJuly 16, 2023
Dennis Sun: Kroger And Albertsons Merger Is A Threat To Agriculture
Columnist Dennis Sun writes, "A prime example of concentration is the potential merger of Kroger and Albertsons grocery stores and how it may raise the cost of groceries for consumers."
Dennis SunJuly 08, 2023