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Newsletter of the Maryland Grain Producers
Jay Lehr Featured as
Keynote Speaker at Commodity Classic
The Maryland Grain Producers
Maryland Soybean Board, Maryland Grain Producers Utilization
Board, and Mid-Atlantic Soybean Association are
pleased to announce economist Dr. Jay Lehr as the
keynote speaker for the 14th
Annual Maryland Commodity Classic on Thursday, July 25,
2013, in Queen Anne’s County.
See Dr. Lehr as he takes to the streets of San Francisco and
talks about fertilizer.
Farmers Applaud Enactment of Columbian
Ratifying the U.S.-
Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement significantly improves market access for
U.S. farmers in Colombia, the
third-largest economy in the region,
according to the Maryland Grain
Producers Association (MGPA).
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.
MGPUB Joins FlexFuel Vehicle Awareness Campaign
Grain producers 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.
The National 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%.
Public-Private Funded Alternative Fuel Station features B20
Biodiesel, E85 Ethanol and Propane Autogas
Alternative Fuel Station features B20
Biodiesel, E85 Ethanol and Propane
Phillips Energy, Inc., is supporting the
growth of domestically produced alternative fuels in the
Mid-Atlantic with the
open-to-the-public Phillips Energy fueling station. This public 24-hour fueling
facility includes B20 biodiesel, E85 ethanol, and
propane Autogas as well as gasoline and diesel. The
facility is the first privately owned station in
Virginia to dispense three different alternative fuels,
and was partially through a Department of Energy's Clean
Cities program grant.
Capitol backdrop for Urban Wheat Field
A live wheat field
and combine transformed the streets of
the Capital into a mini “farm-to-fork”
experience to teach people about where
their food comes from and to help them
make more informed nutrition choices.
Foods Council’s two-day Urban Wheat
Field event enabled people to experience
the life cycle of America’s
most-consumed grain, from the kernel to
the store shelf where people are given
the choice – whole or enriched grain.
Kratochvil honored with Miller Award
The Maryland Grain
Producers Association (MGPA) awarded its
prestigious Dr. James R. Miller award to
Dr. Robert Kratochvil at
the 2012 Maryland Commodity Classic. Established in 1988, this award
recognizes a professional, non-grower
for his or her contributions to the
Applauds Kratovil Vote on Cuba Trade and
MGPA applauded the House Agriculture
Committee's passage of a bill that would significantly
ease agricultural trade and travel restrictions with
Cuba. Congressman Frank Kratovil voted for the measure
to support Maryland agriculture in spite of his concerns
over the travel restrictions in the legislation.