University of Maryland Extension

Grain Marketing

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Agriculture Law

In 2011, the Maryland General Assembly directed the University System of Maryland to assist Maryland’s agricultural producers with trusts and estates issues, compliance with environmental laws, and other issues necessary to preserve family farms. The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School...

Right-to-Farm

Maryland’s Right-to-Farm law is designed to protect agricultural operations, such as dairy, grain, fruit, vegetables, and poultry, or traditional forestry operations, with an affirmative defense to nuisance suits. It is evident that the population in rural Maryland has increased along with urban...

Estate Planning

Estate Planning is the process of managing an individual's asset base in one’s lifetime, at death or after death. Estate planning includes the legacy of transferring land and other assets to heirs and the settlement of estate taxes, while attempting to eliminate uncertainties over administration of...

Crop Insurance

Crop insurance represents a key element in a farmer’s risk management plan. Crop insurance provides financial protection to farmers encase of a natural disaster or crop failure. To provide financial protections, USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) approves, subsidizes, and regulates policies that...

Resources

Price and Basis Information Basis is calculated as the cash price - futures contract price for a specific commodity in a given location at a certain time. For futures prices and Maryland cash prices, current and historical, visit the Grain and Livestock Report provided by the Maryland Office of the...

Contact

University of Maryland Cooperative Extension Grain Marketing Contacts Baltimore County David Martin 1840 York Road Suite J, Timonium MD 21093 dmarti@umd.edu , 410-666-1022 Kent County John Hall 709 Mognec Road Suite 202, Chestertown MD 21620 jehall@umd.edu , 410-778-1661 Montgomery County Doug...

Grain Marketing Clubs

Grain marketing clubs meet regularly around the state. These clubs discuss crop markets, current events and practice trading on a model farm. It is a great way to learn about markets, share stories and enjoy breakfast. Clubs practice pricing tools with a model farm producing corn, soybeans and...

Lease Agreements

Note: This information is intended to provide general information about legal issues in agricultural leasing and should not be construed as providing legal advice. It should not be cited or relied upon as legal authority. State laws vary and no attempt is made to discuss laws of states other than...

Custom Rates

Introduction Financial and economic considerations such as limited capital, untimely cash flow, insufficient labor, small acreage or other reasons require farmers to hire custom service for field operations. Custom work charges are determined by demand and supply and are negotiated between farmers...

Grain Elevators

Local Grain Elevators Hostetters - 1-800-642-2481 Frederick Grain- 1-301-694-8233 Perdue- 1-800-650-4389 Eddie Mercer- 1-301-663-4678 Risser Grain- 1-888-845-1814 Trenton Mill- 1-410-239-3226.

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