CommonGround Nebraska

CommonGround Nebraska is a movement of farm women dedicated to connecting with consumers and sharing information about how their food is grown and raised. Through experiences on their farms, as well as science and research, CommonGround volunteers are on a mission to help you make your food decisions based on facts — not fear.

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Sustainability

sus•tain•a•bil•i•ty (noun) Supplying a growing world with food, fuel, feed and fiber — while safeguarding its resources for future generations. Our world’s natural resources matter. The agriculture industry depends upon

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Animal Health

Dairy farmer Melisa Konecky from Wahoo, Nebraska, and poultry producer Karah Perdue from York, Nebraska, address concerns about how our food is raised. Dawn Caldwell, a farmer near Edgar, Nebraska, and Joan Ruskamp, a feedlot owner with a background in veterinary science from Dodge, Nebraska, focus on misconceptions surrounding hormone and antibiotic use in the livestock industry. Sharon Portenier, a rancher from Farnam, Nebraska, explains the difference between grass-fed and grain-fed beef.

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Food Safety

The truth is, more is being done than you might think to ensure the answer to that question is always yes. Karol Swan, from York, Nebraska, with a background in meat grading and certification and Deb Lundeen, a registered dietician and farmer from Minden, Nebraska, answer our many questions about food labels, genetic technology and celebrating choice.

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CornsTalk Publications

CornsTalk is a newsletter produced by the Nebraska Corn Board that covers important subjects and provides regular updates on various programs of interest to consumers, corn growers and others. Browse online articles and previous editions of the full newsletter below!

Facts, Not Fear

A Q&A with CommonGround volunteers about farming and food.

Farm-to-Table

“Farm-to-table” – or “farm-to-fork” – is a growing social movement that promotes serving locally grown food in restaurants and school cafeterias. But it’s not just about proximity. The movement is also driven by an emphasis on food safety, freshness and traceability – or the ability to track where your food came from.

Sustainability

The ag industry is not only taking action to achieve global sustainability – it is experiencing measurable results. Every year Nebraska corn farmers are growing more with less – less water, fewer chemicals, smaller plots of land and a lower impact on the environment.

Nebraska Corn: Honestly, it is for everyone.

Discover how Nebraska’s unique Golden Triangle fuels the state’s economy and fulfills markets around the globe. Then, plunge into the cutting-edge research that will place Nebraska corn on the forefront of an environmental revolution.

Ethanol Simplified

Nebraska’s ethanol industry is a major economic driver for the state. This edition of CornsTalk focuses on the different choices consumers have at the pump, and also describes the benefits of using a homegrown, renewable fuel source.

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In All Kinds of Weather

The world’s food supply is depending on millions of family farmers just like the Borgs – families who don’t quit in the face of bad weather, bad luck or even personal tragedy.

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Publications

CornsTalk is a newsletter produced by the Nebraska Corn Board that covers important subjects and provides regular updates on various programs of interest to corn growers and others.