Kathy's Commentary: Explore all the issues of Farmer Goes to Market

Kathy's Commentary: The good and bad of the legislative sessionThe Nebraska Grocery Industry Association would like to thank the Nebraska Corn Board and the Nebraska Farm Bureau for their continued efforts to assist in providing accurate and timely information to our membership.  Studies indicate that consumers trust their grocer, and they depend on their local retailer to provide information on the food they consume. Farmer Goes to Market is a unique e-newsletter that offers statistics and studies that provide information to retailers so they in turn are able to answer questions posed by consumers.  Farmer Goes to Market not only provides answers to questions, it also explains why.  For example, see our article on “Competitive Commodity Insights: Egg Shortage to Persist” to find out why it takes almost 9 months to get egg production back to levels of production prior to the avian flu outbreak – available table eggs were impacted by more than just the flu!

New site coming August 15, 2015We believe the information provided by Farmer Goes To Market is so valuable that we plan to make all articles that have been published in Farmer Goes to Market available at the click of a mouse!  Our new website, which will go live August 15, will have all issues available for your review.  No need to try to remember all those statistics and pieces of information!  Just go to to find answers to questions regarding farm practices, commodity insights, and accurate information – because it’s important to know the facts. Facts that are brought to you by the people who know!

Kathy Siefken
Executive Director
Nebraska Grocery Industry Association


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Supported by the Nebraska Corn Board

The Nebraska Corn Board, on behalf of 23,000 corn farmers in Nebraska, invests in market development, research, promotion and education of corn and value-added products. The board aims to work closely with the farmer-to-consumer food chain, to educate everyone about the role corn has in our everyday healthy lives. The Nebraska Corn Board is proud to sponsor the Farmer Goes to Market program to help bring its mission of expanding demand and value of Nebraska corn to the consumer, through the strongest touch point in that chain: the Nebraska retail grocer.

In patnership with the Nebraska Grocery Industry Association

The Nebraska Grocery Industry Association was formed in 1903 by a group of Omaha grocery store owners, wholesalers and vendors to allow them to promote independent food merchants and members of the food industry, and to promote education and cooperation among its membership. NGIA continues to represent grocery store owners and operators, along with wholesalers and vendors located throughout Nebraska, by promoting their success through proactive government relations, innovative solutions and quality services. NGIA offers efficient and economical programs. NGIA also lobbies on both a state and national level, ensuring that the voice of the food industry in Nebraska is heard by our representatives.

Supported by the Nebraska Farm Bureau

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.