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Maryland Farmers Protect the Bay Every Day


Commodity Classic set for Thursday, July 24

The 16th annual Maryland Commodity Classic, the premier event for Maryland grain farmers, will be held on Thursday, July 24. Field tours at the Wye Research and Education Center begin at 10:00 am, showcasing the latest work in checkoff research. Commercial and checkoff-funded exhibits will open at the 4-H Center at 11:00 am. Maryland Farm & Harvest host Joanne Clendening returns to emcee the afternoon program, featuring keynote speaker Trent Loos. The event concludes with the famous chicken and pork barbecue and crab feast. Maryland Grain Producer Association members receive complimentary tickets. Contact the MGPA office for details at lynnehoot@aol.com or 410-956-5771.  

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Farmers Surpass 2016 and 2017 Bay Goals

The results of the 2013 Bay Model progress run have been released and Maryland agriculture is doing great! We have already surpassed the 2017 interim goal for sediment loss reduction and have nearly achieved the 2017 goals for nitrogen and phosphorous reduction. Thanks to the hard work and conservation efforts of our farmers, agriculture as a sector is outpacing other sectors such as septic and urban storm water in reaching our goals.  Read more

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How could GMOs cause gluten allergies? 

Every person is entitled to make their own decisions about the food they choose to eat and feed their families. These decisions however should be based on facts derived from sound research, not unfounded claims made to insight fear. 
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Lindsay Dodd joins Maryland Grain Producers staff

“Maryland grain farmers welcome Lindsay on board,” said Kevin Anderson, MGPA President. "She will be a tremendous asset to our farmers using her knowledge, youth and enthusiasm to assist us as we face the many challenges in the future.”  Read more

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The Facts are In

Did you know that China raises the second most corn, following the U.S.?  Or that ethanol is only produced from the starch of the corn kernel, so the remainder is made into a high protein animal feed and corn oil? The 2013 World of Corn report is now available.  Read more

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Maryland Farm & Harvest Captivates Audience 

The new series about Maryland farmers, Maryland Farm & Harvest, launched in November has become the talk around the water cooler as viewers see what goes on to produce their food, fiber, energy and more. Tune in on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm.  Miss an episode?  Visit www.mpt.org/farm to see more. 

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MDA Withdraws Phosphorus Management Tool Regulations

The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) announced it will withdraw its proposed regulations to implement the new Maryland Phosphorus Management Tool (PMT) from consideration by the Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review (AELR). This action also cancels the AELR hearing on the regulation scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 20.   Read more

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See the winning entries for our "Maryland Farmers Protect the Bay Every Day" bumper sticker contest!

The votes have been counted and the winners selected. See if yours made the top three!  Read more

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Gas prices on the rise - check out these 10 ways to save fuel

Junk in your trunk? The rule of thumb is for every extra 100 pounds, the vehicle uses an extra 1 mpg.  A clogged air filter can decrease gas mileage by up to 10%.  Read more

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What is at the heart of the Food and Fuel discussion?

The Council of Economic Advisers estimates the total global increase in corn-based ethanol production accounts for only about 3 percent of the recent increase in global food prices.  So what is the other 97% causing the price increases?   Read more

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GET THE FACTS on Alternative Fuels

Maryland Clean Cities offers a brief summary of Alternative Fuels  Read more

A Tale of Two Corns describes the difference between field corn and sweet corn you eat  Read more

Using New Technologies to Feed and Fuel the World  Read more

Top 10 Myths about Corn and Ethanol  Read more

Speakers Bureau now offers Biofuels: Fueling America’s Energy Needs through Agriculture  Read more

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Maryland Grain Farmers Award $1.3 Million in Grants and Elect New Officers to Board

The Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board (MGPUB) has awarded over $1.3 million to organizations across the state to increase the profitability and viability of Maryland grain production, expand the utilization of grain, and to improve the understanding of agriculture.  Grant funding is made possible through the Maryland grain checkoff program, whereby grain farmers contribute funds to support market development, education, and research.  Read more

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How much have your wages grown?    500%?     800%?    5,000%?

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Crop Production Stays Green

Much has been in the news with corn prices at the $5/bushel mark, focusing on worst-case “what if” scenarios as ethanol “takes over” the corn supply. However farmers are staying grounded in the best management practices they know that will provide a sustainable future.   Read more



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