Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Tag Archives: corn

U.S. corn estimate lowered to reflect harvest yields

DES MOINES, Iowa — The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday slightly lowered its projection for the nation’s corn crop for a fourth straight month, reflecting worse-than-expected news about the actual impact of this year’s withering drought from the farmers ...

Read More »

More expensive gas pushes up wholesale prices

WASHINGTON — A sharp rise in gasoline costs drove up wholesale prices last month by the most in more than three years. But outside energy and food, price gains were mild. The producer price index, which measures price changes before ...

Read More »

Mikulski, Cardin ask EPA to relax corn-to-fuel rule

WASHINGTON — Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski says she is among a group of senators asking the Environmental Protection Agency to relax renewable fuel standards to require less corn. Mikulski says that will help ease corn supply shortages caused by drought ...

Read More »

Heat has Eastern Shore farmers worried about corn crops

PRINCESS ANNE — The intense heat during the past few days has local farmers worried about their corn crops, which are approaching the critical tasseling stage. “The corn is stressed,” said Richard Nottingham, a University of Maryland Extension Agent in ...

Read More »

Realities of Real Estate: Is farm livin’ the life for you? (access required)

Today, many homes have multiple high definition televisions, along with drawers full of remote controls to effortlessly click your way through an endless variety of on-demand programming. There’s often a TV in nearly every room, some even sport a flat ...

Read More »