What’s in My Beef?!?!

In Activism, Farming, Food, Guest Blogger, Livestock by Cathryn

Today, Corn Commentary offers a guest post from blogger Lana Hoffschneider, a CommonGround Nebraska volunteer. Hoffschneider, 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 …

Crying Fowl on the Chicken Council

In Ethanol, Food vs Fuel, General, Guest Blogger by Cathryn

Big Food is running in circles to rehash old – and incorrect – claims about renewable fuel. This time, it’s the National Chicken Council trying to scare football fans about the supply of chicken wings, and it’s déjà vu all over again: the industry repeatedly ignores the true drivers of food costs. Despite the Chicken Council’s claims, the poultry industry …

Find Kentucky Farmers at a Grocery Store Near You

In Activism, Farming, Food, Food Prices, General, Guest Blogger, Social Media, State Groups by Cathryn

Today, Corn Commentary shares a post from Kentucky Corn Growers Association Director of Communications Jennifer Elwell. On her new blog Kentucky Food and Farm Files, Elwell discusses a variety of interesting topics, including her work with the CommonGround Kentucky program. What happens when you place a passionate, smiling farmer in the middle of a grocery store? It opens a door …

It’s almost Thanksgiving. So let’s talk turkey.

In Biofuels, Ethanol, Food Prices, Food vs Fuel, General, Guest Blogger by Cathryn

Today’s post originally ran on the Fuels America blog. Fuels America, of which the National Corn Growers Association is a founding member, is a coalition of organizations committed to protecting America’s Renewable Fuel Standard and promoting the benefits of all types of renewable fuel already growing in America. Fuels America is founded on a simple core principle: Renewable fuel is good …

Overseas Visitors Gain First-Hand Knowledge of Corn, DDGS

In Guest Blogger, Trade by Cathryn

Today, Corn Commentary features a guest blog post from Wisconsin Corn Growers Association Communications Director Nancy Kavazanjian. Seeing is believing for grain buyers from around the world as they visit our farms and farm businesses this week in conjunction with the U.S. Grains Council Export Exchange Conference. I had the privilege of hosting top management officials from grain importing companies …

Harvesting Corn Nonstop

In Equipment, Farming, Guest Blogger by Cathryn

This guest post comes courtesy of Brian Scott, a farmer featured in NCGA’s Field Notes series and the author of The Farmers Life blog. Scott also agvocates on Twitter as @thefarmerslife. In this post, Scott offers his personal insight into why the impressive field machinery visible from the road makes modern agriculture possible. Harvesting Corn Nonstop Being efficient is important during …

High Fructose Corn Syrup is Processed Food?

In Food, Guest Blogger, HFCS by Cathryn

Every now and then, the dedicated bloggers at Corn Commentary run across something so interesting and in-tune with what they want to say that they, with the permission of the original author, choose to share it in its full form.  While looking for new insight into the debate surrounding high fructose corn syrup, a blog post from twitter friend @thefarmerslife …

Making Food Decisions Built on Trust

In Activism, Food, General, Guest Blogger by Cathryn

Today, Corn Commentary features a guest blog entry from Jennifer Elwell, Director of Communications for the Kentucky Corn Growers Association, CommonGround team member and author of the popular blog, Food Mommy!  Following the CommonGround Shared Voices Conference, Elwell took a moment to share her thoughts on the volunteers that she met, the state of agriculture today and to suggest that …

Year-in-Review: Our Bloggers Favorite Posts from 2011

In Food vs Fuel, Guest Blogger by Cathryn

As Corn Commentary prepares for the New Year, our bloggers look back at some of their favorite posts about agriculture that appeared on other blogs throughout the year.  In April, The Farmer’s Life ran “Corn Use, Food Prices and Ethanol,” which offered insight into the food versus fuel debate from a fresh perspective.  This insightful piece, authored by a farmer …

How Do I Know It’s Safe?… a Discussion on GMOs

In Activism, Biotechnology, Food, Guest Blogger, Social Media, State Groups by Cathryn

Today, guest blogger Dawn Caldwell shares a post on her experience as a farmer and a CommonGround volunteer responding to questions about biotechnology and agriculture. September 19, 2011 by Lady Of Ag Of all the things I am; a wife, an employee, church council member, lawn mower, bill payer, grocery getter, cook, friend, aunt, daughter, granddaughter, niece, you get the idea…I …