News & Updates

31
Mar
Agricultural Land Licensing Opportunity in New Braintree

Katelyn Parsons

MDAR is soliciting proposals for the ag use of approx. 63 +/- acres of state-owned property located at the State Police Academy on W. Brookfield Rd in New Braintree. The agricultural land consists of 9 field areas. Deadline to respond is April 13th. Details: www.mass.gov/service-details/state-owned-farmland-licensing-program…

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27
Mar
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Guidance for Horseback Riding Schools and Stables

Katelyn Parsons

Attention: MDAR has released a document with COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Guidance for Horseback Riding Schools and Stables / Boarding Stables. To see it, please visit: https://www.mass.gov/…/covid-19-guidance-for-horse…/download

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23
Mar
Farm Bureau COVID-19 Alert

Katelyn Parsons

Farm Bureau COVID-19 Alert As you are no doubt aware, Governor Baker today  put in additional restrictions relative to COVID-19 including the closing of non-essential businesses. Please note that: 1. The Commonwealth has included agriculture as an essential business. Farms and related businesses…

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20
Mar
COVID-19 Resource Center

Katelyn Parsons

Below are links to pertinent COVID-19 resources.

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20
Mar
MFBF/MDAR COVID-19 Response Briefing for Farmers - Conference Call

Katelyn Parsons

Monday, March 23, 2020 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Dial-in Information: Call In Number – 605-475-3235 Participant Code – 572085# Please be sure your phone is muted during the call, except when speaking. We expect a high volume of callers and this will be necessary for this to work. Agenda: 1:00…

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18
Mar
USDA Grant Updates

Katelyn Parsons

Specialty Crop Block Grant Program – Submission Update Due to COVID-19 and in compliance with State guidelines, MDAR can only accept email submissions for this year’s SCBG applications. The purpose of the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) is to enhance the competitiveness of specialty…

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6
Mar
March News & View Now Available

Katelyn Parsons

Massachusetts Farm Bureau’s March 2020 award winning newsletter now available.

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5
Mar
FSA Hiring Full-time Position in Worcester County

Katelyn Parsons

This is a County Program Technician position located in the Worcester County FSA Office in Holden, Massachusetts. Learn More

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2
Mar
Application Period Open for MDAR Viability Grant Programs

Katelyn Parsons

Application Period Open for MDAR Viability Grant Programs The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) is accepting applications from Massachusetts farmers who wish to participate in these Department programs that help with farm viability in Fiscal Year 2021. The due date for applications…

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