Phosphorus Management Tool Regulations
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,
Find the Facts
- AP Ethanol story falls short on the
Press recently released a biased, one-sided story on
renewable fuel’s impact on the
environment. Find the facts on
the rest of the
winning entries for our "Maryland
Farmers Protect the Bay Every Day" bumper sticker
The votes have
been counted and the winners selected.
See if yours made the top three!
air date of new Maryland farm series
The new 13-episode series about Maryland
farmers, Maryland Farm & Harvest, will
launch on November 19, 7:00 pm.
Guidance on Handling Poor Quality
If you have poor quality grain, in order
to protect your rights under your crop
insurance policy, it is imperative that
you always report any damage in the
required timeframes and seek advice from
your insurance company (through your
insurance agent) before proceeding with
harvesting or destruction of the damaged
crop. Failure to do so may jeopardize
Bowling Elected Vice President of
National Corn Board
National Corn Growers Association's Corn
Board has elected Chip Bowling of
Charles County to become the
organization's first vice president to
help lead the organization for the next
fiscal year, which began October 1.
Bowling will then advance to become the
NCGA president in October 2014.
Reach the Beach with Educational
Finding the facts about
Maryland farmers is the focus of new
billboards along Route 50 as millions
travel to the Mid-Atlantic beaches this
Sponsored by the Maryland Grain
Producers Utilization Board, the program
showcases how innovative farmers have
become by introducing a foundation of
facts about farmers and farming.
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.
air filter can decrease gas mileage by
up to 10%.
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
So what is
the other 97% causing the price
GET THE FACTS
on Alternative Fuels
Cities offers a brief summary of
A Tale of Two Corns
describes the difference between field
corn and sweet corn you eat
Technologies to Feed and Fuel the World
Top 10 Myths about
Corn and Ethanol
Speakers Bureau now
offers Biofuels: Fueling America’s
Energy Needs through Agriculture
Maryland Grain Farmers Award $1 Million
in Grants and Elect New Officers to
The Maryland Grain Producers Utilization
Board (MGPUB) has awarded over $1
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.
Whole Wheat Provides Host of Benefits
From lowering Type 2 diabetes risk to
weighing less, whole wheat provide a
variety of benefits which ranks whole
wheat on "the World's Healthiest Foods"
list by the George Mateljan Foundation,
a not-for-profit foundation with no
commercial interests or advertising.
Companies Ready to Install a High-Blend
Ethanol Terminal or E85 Retail Stations
The Maryland Grain
Producers Utilization Board (MGPUB)
seeks companies MGPUB manages a
Department of Energy Clean Cities
Infrastructure Grant to develop E85
infrastructure in the Virginia, Maryland
and Greater Washington region and has
funds available for companies interested
in installing an E85 terminal or local
E85 retail stations.
FlexFuel Vehicle Awareness Campaign
from the state of Maryland announced
they have awarded a grant to the Clean
Fuels Foundation to increase the sale of
high level ethanol blends and support
local E85 stations.
FlexFuel Vehicle Awareness Campaign is a
statewide program to increase awareness
among owners of flexible fuel vehicles
that are capable of utilizing ethanol
blends up to 85%.
have your wages grown?
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.