Legislative Issues

Legislative Priorities

 

The foundation of MFBF’s work is advocating for its grassroots policies that help Massachusetts farmers remain profitable and farming in the Commonwealth. Below is an overview of some key priorities of the organization. 

Chapter 61, 61a, and Chapter 61b 

Chapter 61 programs offer a tax incentive for landowners willing to commit to keeping some or all of their land undeveloped for a specific period.

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Labor

Massachusetts farms need labor; however, it is difficult to find workers who are willing to be farm labor.

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Renewable Energy and Solar

Many farms in the Commonwealth have implemented renewable energy sources, including solar, methane digestors or others.

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Conservation and Sustainability

MFBF advocates for strong conservation programs as outlined by its policy priorities.

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Agritourism

Agritourism merges travel experience with food and farming production and allows a visit to the farm to become an adventure.

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