QUEENSTOWN, Md. — Passed by a vote from grain producers across the state, the Maryland Grain Check-Off Program continues for another five years! With that, one-half of one percent of the value of each bushel of corn and other grains produced and sold in Maryland will continue to be remitted to the program. The Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board (MGPUB) uses these farmers’ dollars to fulfill its mission to increase the profitability of Maryland grain farming through market development, education, and research.
Currently, organizations, universities, and others are eligible to submit proposals for the board to review focused on grain production and animal agriculture for the 2022 growing season. Proposals are to be submitted by November 19, 2021. For more information on our annual grant program and for appropriate documents, please visit our website here.
“Utilizing checkoff dollars to further the advancement of corn, wheat, barley, and sorghum production, profitability, and awareness in turn benefits growers across the state,” said MGPUB Chair John Bruning.
This year, the Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board funded 29 grants in the total amount of $860,580. From the production of 66,650,000 bushels of corn, 1,533,000 bushels of barley, and 10,950,000 bushels of wheat.
If you have questions regarding our check-off funded grants, please email Marguerite at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 443-262-8491.
–Jenell Eck, Maryland Grain Producers