Phosphorus Symposium Scheduled
for January 30
The Maryland Grain Producers Utilization
Board, Chesapeake Bay Foundation and
University of Maryland Extension have
partnered to bring about a better
understanding of the science surrounding
phosphorus transport, soil dynamics,
legacies, modeling, and its impact on
water quality. Experts on the science of
phosphorus from across the country will
be featured at the State of the Science
of Phosphorus at Chesapeake College. Visit
& Harvest Returns for Second Season
Maryland Public Television's top ranked series about Maryland
farmers, Maryland Farm & Harvest,
began its second season
in November. 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.
Farmland Film Airs On Demand
"This is a film for
anyone who eats," says Academy
Award-winning filmmaker, James Moll.
"It's not what you'd expect. The world
of farming is complex and often
controversial, but the farmers
themselves are some of the most
hard-working and fascinating people I've
ever met." Moll's feature length
documentary, Farmland, is now
rent and purchase On Demand via
iTunes, Amazon Instant Video,
Blockbuster, Sony PlayStation, Vudu,
Xbox and YouTube. This is a great film
to see during the Thanksgiving holiday
and to give thanks for our 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.
How could GMOs cause gluten
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.
Local Farmer Assumes National
Corn Growers Association Presidency
farmer from Charles County, began his
term as President of the National Corn
Growers Association on October 1st. "The
list of challenges and opportunities on
the horizon for corn growers is long,"
"I look forward to
working with our corn growers all over
With all of the help that we have in
National Corn Growers around me, all of
the smart people including the staff and
the members, we can get this done. We
just need to work together," he said.
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!
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
have your wages grown?