I Grow GMO: Not Ashamed or Embarrassed

In Biotechnology, Guest Blogger, Legislation, Policy, State Groups by Cathryn

Today, Corn Commentary features a guest post from blogger, CommonGround volunteer, farmer and dietitian Jennie Schmidt. Schmidt testified March 11 in opposition to a state bill which would require labeling of certain products containing GMOs. As similar battles rev up across the country, she offers not only her perspective as a farmer but also as a registered dietitian who earned an advanced degree in science. …

CommonGround Volunteer Shares GMO Insight

In Biotechnology, Food, Guest Blogger by Cathryn

The following blog post was authored by Minnesota family farmer and CommonGround volunteer Kristie Swenson. Swenson participates in CommonGround, which is a joint project of the National Corn Growers Association, the United Soybean Board and their state affiliates, to help moms off the farm know how the moms on America’s farms grow and raise their food. By sharing her stories, …

Journal to Retract Seralini Rat Study

In Activism, Biotechnology, Guest Blogger by Cathryn

Today, Corn Commentary shares a guest post that originally ran on The Farmers Life. This blog, authored by Indiana farmer Brian, provides a window into ag and thoughtful, open conversation about the issues impacting farmers today. Journal to Retract Seralini Rat Study Last year French scientist Gilles-Eric Seralini made news when a paper by his team was published in Food and Chemical …

CommonGround Wisconsin Dishes on Dairy

In Activism, Farming, Food, Guest Blogger by Cathryn

Today, Corn Commentary features a guest post from CommonGround Wisconsin volunteer and blogger Kim Bremmer. What a fun morning in Alma Center, Wisconsin with two buses full of high school students, teachers and the school nutritionist for an informal discussion about food!  Pfaffway Farm was our wonderful host and is home to over 200 milking cows and youngstock.  Kristin Pfaff …

Bridging the Gap between Farm Gates and America’s Plates

In Activism, Food, Guest Blogger by Cathryn

Looking at the myriad of activities NCGA and so many other organizations conduct to help share the story of farming with consumers, one might wonder about the impact on public opinion. Today, a blog post by Rajean Blomquist provided clear, concise evidence that open, real conversations between the women who grow food and those who purchase it make a difference. …

Corn Views: Back off the Renewable Fuels Standard, it’s working

In Ethanol, Guest Blogger by Cathryn

Today, Corn Commentary features a post authored by Minnesota Corn Growers Association President Tom Haag that originally ran on MinnesotaFarmingGuide.com. Corn Views: Back off the Renewable Fuels Standard, it’s working If I told you there was a piece of legislation that has reduced America’s dependence on foreign oil by 20 percent, supports 400,000 jobs, adds $43 billion to our gross …

May Snow Showers Bring Spring Crops for Farmers

In Guest Blogger, Livestock by Cathryn

Recently, CommonGround Colorado volunteer Danell Kalcevic, who farms and raises cattle outside of Denver, penned an op-ed on why consumers may see higher beef prices this grilling season. While some may say farmers and ranchers must be profiting from this rise, Kalcevic explains how last year’s drought is still impacting ranchers. May Snow Showers Bring Spring Crops for Farmers As …

Without You, There Would Be No Us

In Food, Guest Blogger, HFCS by Cathryn

Today, Corn Commentary joins with the Corn Refiners Association in celebrating their 100th anniversary. In doing so, CRA offers this guest post to America’s corn farmers. A post authored the National Corn Growers Association will be featured on their blog also. Click here to view NCGA’s thoughts offered in celebration of this momentous event. Without You, There Would Be No …

Sweet News about Your Valentine’s Day Sweets

In Activism, Corny News, Food, Guest Blogger, HFCS by Cathryn

Today, Corn Commentary offers a guest post from blogger Sara Ross, a CommonGround Iowa volunteer. Ross, along with 85 volunteers in 15 states, is participating in a movement that looks to open a conversation between the women who grow food and those why purchase it. CommonGround was formed by the National Corn Growers Association, the United Soybean Board and their …