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Farmland Film Airs for Free on Hulu

"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 available for free viewing exclusively on Hulu during the month of October. View Farmland on Hulu 

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Local Farmer Assumes National Corn Growers Association Presidency

Chip Bowling, 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," Bowling stated. "I look forward to working with our corn growers all over the country. 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.

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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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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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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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