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Nebraska’s corn, grain sorghum, soybean and wheat growers stress value-added opportunities at Husker Harvest Days displays.

August 10, 2021

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Ag Commodities Building along Main Street on Lot 10 at HHD
EASY INFO: Nebraska’s commodity groups have a joint effort at Husker Harvest Days to provide timely information to members all under one roof. They invite farmers and ranchers to stop by the Ag Commodities Building along Main Street on Lot 10. Curt Arens

Building partnerships and adding value is important in all segments of agriculture. Nebraska’s corn, grain sorghum, soybean and wheat producers are partnering at one location with their exhibits during this year’s Husker Harvest Days.

You can learn about the latest developments in value-added agriculture and gather new information at the Ag Commodities Building along Main Street during Husker Harvest Days, Sept. 14-16, in Grand Island, Neb.

The eight groups will also communicate value-added opportunities and the importance of agriculture trade within their commodities. Learn how they are “Growing Opportunity.”

The eight entities participating in the joint effort are Nebraska Grain Sorghum Producers Association, Nebraska Corn Growers Association, Nebraska Soybean Association, Nebraska Wheat Growers Association, Nebraska Grain Sorghum Board, Nebraska Corn Board, Nebraska Soybean Board and the Nebraska Wheat Board.


Bright future for corn

Nebraska Corn, comprised of the 21,000-plus corn farmers who invest in the Nebraska corn checkoff through the Nebraska Corn Board and the over 2,400 due-paying members of the Nebraska Corn Growers Association, is your partner in “Growing Opportunity” for the state’s corn industry.

Stop by the Nebraska Commodities Building this year to learn about how Nebraska Corn is working for you. Through NCB’s key focus areas of market development, research, promotion and education coupled with Nebraska Corn Growers Association’s pillars of advocacy, education, partnerships and leadership development, the future of the corn industry in Nebraska is fostered.

Farmers representing Nebraska Corn Board and Nebraska Corn Growers Association will be on hand throughout Husker Harvest Days to discuss key initiatives that are enhancing demand, adding value and ensuring sustainability for our state’s corn industry.

While at the Nebraska Corn booth, grab an ice cold can of Coca-Cola (one of the many uses of Nebraska corn) and sign up or renew your Nebraska Corn Growers Association membership to further advocate for the state’s corn industry.


Sorghum shows off versatility

The Nebraska Grain Sorghum Producers Association and the Nebraska Grain Sorghum Board work collaboratively through the sorghum checkoff to promote the value of U.S. sorghum abroad.

“Sorghum exports represent a large portion of the U.S. sorghum market,” says Lynn Belitz of Fullerton and president of the Nebraska Grain Sorghum Producers. “Trade policy and international market development are, therefore, a top priority in our efforts to achieve greater profit opportunities for producers.”

She says producer education is also an important component of the group. In addition to market information, the sorghum booth will feature sorghum production information and yield data.

“Consumer demand for sorghum as a versatile, healthy ancient grain continues to expand,” says Mike Baker of Trenton and chairman of the Nebraska Grain Sorghum Board. “We’ll have our famous sorghum cookies to share with show attendees.” Visit the booth to get recipes and nutritional information.


Soybeans finding spot

Nebraska agriculture has a $21.4 billion impact on Nebraska’s economy, and the Nebraska Soybean Board is dialed in to ensure the state’s soybeans are a major player. Food, feed, industrial uses — anywhere there is a need for meal and oil — Nebraska soybeans are finding a place at the table. Through investments in research, education, communication, domestic and international marketing, the soybean checkoff is “growing opportunity” for the crop.

Nebraska Soybean Association directors will discuss with producers the benefits of becoming a member. By joining, you can help provide a voice for Nebraska soybean farmers at the state and federal level through advocacy and legislative representation. Be sure to join the association at Husker Harvest Days and stop by to take a look at the special offers for joining. 


High demand for wheat

Did you know that 20% of the calories consumed worldwide comes from wheat? As a major staple in the world diet, wheat is a high-demand product that impacts billions of lives daily. This is why the Nebraska Wheat Board and the Nebraska Wheat Growers Association work hard to develop trade markets, increase variety potential, and support state and federal legislation that benefits Nebraska’s wheat producers.

Visit the Ag Commodities Building at Husker Harvest Days to learn about the latest wheat varieties released from the University of Nebraska’s Small Grains Breeding Program, discuss potential trade opportunities for Nebraska wheat and sign up to become a member of the Nebraska Wheat Growers Association.

Make your plans to stop by the Ag Commodities Building at Lot 10 on Main Street to engage in “Growing Opportunity” for Nebraska’s corn, grain sorghum, soybeans and wheat.

Sources: The Nebraska Grain Sorghum Board, Nebraska Corn Board, Nebraska Soybean Board and the Nebraska Wheat Board are solely responsible for the information provided and are wholly owned by the source. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset.

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