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.
October 2nd, 2015
Grass-Fed and Grain-Fed Beef: A Comparison, Part One
Grass-Fed and Grain-Fed Beef: A Comparison Part One: Feeding Cattle Grain during Finishing By Joan Ruskamp My husband and I run a cattle-finishing operation and raise corn, soybeans and alfalfa on our farm in Dodge, Nebraska. Over the past few years, we have received more…
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
August 19th, 2015
How We Achieve Sustainability on Our Farm
We use a combination of the following techniques to improve sustainability. Each of these practices helps us produce quality crops and livestock while being more efficient.
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.