News & Updates

Important Farm Bureau and agricultural news

23
Dec
USDA announces 2021 application ranking dates for conservation program

Katelyn Parsons

AMHERST, Mass. December 16, 2020 – Do you own or manage farmland or forest land in Massachusetts? Could you use some technical and financial help in managing it more effectively? The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) encourages you to sign up…

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11
Dec
Online Pesticide Exam is Live

Katelyn Parsons

MDAR is pleased to announce the pesticide exam is now online and live! CLICK HERE (PDF) to read the document which will provide some key details about the new system.  Additionally, the Department has provided some guidance documents on the webpage as well (link below). https://www.mass.gov/guides/applying-for-a-pesticide-exam-license-and-renewal-through-the-eplace-portal…

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9
Dec
Three Farmers Awarded MFBAPF John & Liolia Schipper Grants

Katelyn Parsons

Following a competitive selection process, the Massachusetts Farm Bureau Agricultural Preservation Foundation (MFBAPF) selected three farmers from 28 applications to receive grants from the John& Liolia Schipper Grant program. These grants are focused on assisting Massachusetts farmers in becoming…

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7
Dec
Farm Bureau Delegates Elect Board Members, Adopt Resolutions

Katelyn Parsons

MARLBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS – Dec. 4, 2020 – Today Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) held its 2020 annual meeting virtually, during which delegates voted on board of director positions and discussed and adopted resolutions. They also approved structural changes for the organization,…

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7
Dec
Nutrient Management Webinar

Katelyn Parsons

REVIEW & RECORD KEEPING WEBINAR Thursday, December 17, 2020 12:00 – 2:00 PM Register Today! The webinar is free: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/regist er/9059515528721232908 Speakers Hotze Wijnja, MDAR: Regulation Review Masoud Hashemi, UMass Extension: The 4R’s of Nutrient Management…

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3
Dec
AFBF Annual Convention & Silent Auction Info

Katelyn Parsons

Registration Open for American Farm Bureau Virtual Convention, Featuring Mike Rowe, Rorke Denver and Beth Ford WASHINGTON, December 3, 2020 – The American Farm Bureau Federation opened registration today for the 2021 American Farm Bureau Virtual Convention and unveiled the lineup of featured speakers…

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