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 Reconnecting Nebraska's Farmers and Grocery Retailers

Sponsored by your Nebraska Grocery Industry Association


Message from Kathy Siefken, Nebraska Grocery Industry Association

The annual conference line-up is finalized, and I think you're going to agree it's one of our best yet.

Scheduled for July 15 at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, it will be followed the next morning by our Annual Sand Bagger Golf Outing at Iron Horse in Ashland. Get your reservation in now to hear: 

  • An update on avoiding coupon fraud
  • How to survive an OSHA audit
  • Child-labor law tips
  • Nebraska farm issues from the farm perspective

And more, including a very special Olympic guest who represents the finest in our state's athletic tradition. Click here to find out who it is, plus more details and a link to get your registration confirmed.

I look forward to the chance to catch up with old friends and meet some new faces in July!




Kathy Siefken
Executive Director

Nebraska Grocery Industry Association

Nebraska's soybean farmers are proud to bring you this information to help answer customer questions
Nebraska soybean farmers and their checkoff are proud sponsors of the Farmer Goes to Market program, realizing that this program provides an integral link in the food system chain. The information provided in this newsletter is a key step in our educational initiative, providing consumers with information on our effort to provide them with a safe, affordable, abundant food supply.


We take great pride in supporting Nebraska's agricultural foundation
The farm and ranch families represented by Nebraska Farm Bureau are proud sponsors of the Farmer Goes to Market program. We take great pride in supporting Nebraska's agricultural foundation. A key part of that effort is to make sure we produce safe and affordable food. This newsletter is an important part of our effort to connect the two most important parts of the food chain -- the farmer and the grocer -- with the goal of increasing consumer awareness and information about how their food is raised in Nebraska.


An educational program produced by Food-Chain Communications and delivered to members of the Nebraska Grocery Industry Association. Farmer Goes to Market was established in 2008 to help bridge the growing gulf between today's grocery retailer and today's farmer, empowering them with full-chain knowledge to carry agriculture's true message to food consumers.


Translating Food Technology: Why do farmers do that? Feeding corn to cattle

Why do farmers feed corn to cattle?

Our food system poisons the modern American beef calf by "teaching" it to eat something it didn't evolve to eat, says one famous critic. Why then do the vast majority of beef farmers insist on using grain, particularly corn, in producing the beef that goes into your meatcase? Here's another installment of the popular "Why Do Farmers Do That?" series explaining this common question. 

Foresight on Food Politics:
Farmers working together to oppose EPA's expanding water regulation
When is a stream not a stream? Farmers want clarity from EPA

Farm groups across the region are rallying support to prevent EPA from expanding its oversight of rural farm lands under the Clean Water Act by a power of three. Several Nebraska politicians have pointed out that the need to put a stop to the flood of new regulation isn't just a farm issue. It affects the grocer, as well. Here's why.


Navigating the New Food Movement:

Shhhhh... The good news is out. Diets aren't really as bad as you've heard 

Is our food really killing us?

"Our food is killing us," claims the producer of a new documentary criticism of the food system, from the maker of the global-warming doomsday flick An Inconvenient Truth. But if there is an inconvenient truth for fear purveyors about the declining state of our modern American diet, surely it's this one, just published by a Minnesota agricultural economist.

Competitive Commodity Insight:
Grilling season price outlook

Grilling season expense update

Deep into the heart of grilling season, the wholesale prices of the most popular red meats may have taken a temporary respite. But where can we expect them to go from here? A graphical look at the latest USDA predictions.   

Meet your Farmers...
A poetic Fathers Day tribute to all
the heartland's farming fathers             

Fathers Day tribute to farming fathers  

On the Lighter Side:
Fifteen lessons from Dad
about cars...and life 

Life lessons from Dad about carsThis Fathers Day, we could all benefit by taking a moment to reflect on this list of 15 important life lessons our dads taught us while clenching, white-knuckled, the dashboard from the passenger seat of our cars. Click here for the list.        

Click here for more details on today's Food Morality Movement