This is CommonGround
Have you ever wondered who is growing your food, how they’re producing it and whether or not it’s safe? It’s only natural that you might have questions. At CommonGround, we can help you find the answers.Learn More About Us
Your Food and Farming Questions, Answered
Get to know the farmers who raise your food, and find information on the topics that matter to you, including animal welfare, GMOs, hormones and antibiotics.Visit our Food Facts Page
Discover Food Without the Fear
Farming isn’t just our livelihood – it’s our way of life. Visit our blog to learn about life on the farm, and the practices we use to grow safe, healthy food for our families and yours.Read Our Blog
Nothing to Fear Here
Tour the farms, communities and homes of CommonGround’s farmer-volunteers as we sort through some of the myths and misconceptions surrounding food and farming.
April 28th, 2016
Measuring Hormones in Food, One M&M at a Time
By Joan Ruskamp Joan and her husband run a cattle-finishing operation and raise corn, soybeans and alfalfa on their farm in Dodge, Nebraska. I get many questions from moms once they know I raise beef cattle. Moms most often want to know if the meat…
With so many food choices available, the farmers of CommonGround want to serve as a resource to educate families about food and farming. Get to know some of the farmers who raise food in your state.Your Community
April 12th, 2016
Are We a Corporation or a Family? That’s easy. Both!
By Diane Karr Diane is a sixth-generation farmer who raises row crops and beef cattle in Nebraska. She and her husband raise soybeans, corn and grain sorghum, which are mainly used for livestock feed, along with wheat and beef cattle. Families come in all shapes…
At CommonGround, we are a group of farmers having conversations about the food we grow and how we produce it. We share our personal experiences, as well as science and research, to help consumers like you sort through the myths and misinformation surrounding food and farming.
CommonGround was developed by farmers through two of our national checkoffs, the United Soybean Board (USB) and the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA). We welcome you to join the conversation – and to enjoy your food without fear.