Jay Lehr to
speak at Commodity Classic
The Maryland Grain
Producers Association, Maryland Soybean
Board, Maryland Grain Producers
Utilization Board, and Mid-Atlantic
Soybean Association are proud to
announce economist Dr. Jay Lehr will be
the keynote speaker for the 14th annual
Maryland Commodity Classic on thursday,
July 25, in Queen Anne's County.
See Dr. Lehr as he takes to the streets
of San Francisco and talks about
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.
Farmers Make $426 Million Investment
farmers are in the middle of a $426
million investment that has a
significant economic impact on dozens of
businesses, rural communities and, in
fact, the entire state.
Farmer from Planting through Harvest
The National Corn
Growers Association visits with the
farmers who have opened their gates to
Field Notes, a series that follows a
handful of corn farmers in Maryland and
from across the country from winter
planting preparations through harvest.
Meet Maryland farmer Chip Bowling and
learn about how farmers operate near
urban populations by
clicking here for the interview.
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 since corn prices briefly hit
the $4/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.