September 8, 2008

Kernels of Truth at Husker Harvest Days

The popular Kernels of Truth display is moving from the State Fair to Husker Harvest Days this week. HHD begins tomorrow and runs through Thursday - for more info click here.

The Kernels of Truth display includes a series of messages designed to explain the value of corn in a variety products at the grocery store. Importantly, it includes the amount of money farmers receive for specific products and how much those products cost at the grocery store.

One example is Kernel of Truth Milk. When corn is $5, a gallon of milk contains only 16 cents worth of corn. Meanwhile, the dairy farmer only gets $1.55 cents for a gallon of milk that’s sold in the store for nearly $4.

Kernels of Truth messaging helps spread the truth on how small the farm value of food products really is.

To celebrate ethanol and all renewable fuels - and what they contribute to Nebraska and the country as a whole - Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman will declare September Renewable Fuels Month at Husker Harvest Days on Wednesday, September 10 in the Commodities Building. The signing will take place from 1:10 pm to 1:40 pm.

Governor Heineman will make a few remarks, as will members of Nebraska commodity organizations, including the Nebraska Corn Board and Nebraska Soybean Board. Be sure to stop by if you can.

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