News & Updates

Important Farm Bureau and agricultural news

24
Feb
The State of: Advocacy in 2021

Katelyn Parsons

Advocating for farmers and ranchers with Congress, the White House and numerous federal departments and agencies is the cornerstone of Farm Bureau’s work. With few opportunities to engage with policymakers in person in the coming months, Farm Bureau will have to adjust, adapt, and enhance the…

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24
Feb
USDA ready to assist farmers affected by winter storms

Katelyn Parsons

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds rural communities, farmers and ranchers, families and small businesses affected by the recent winter storms that USDA has programs that provide assistance. USDA staff in the regional, state and county offices are prepared with…

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17
Feb
Eighth Biennial Harvest New England Agricultural Marketing Conference & Trade Show

Katelyn Parsons

February 24-25: There is Still Time to Register! Extra Two Day Seminar for Market Managers Set for February 22 -23  Although we’ll miss seeing you in person, the virtual conference is set for two half days on February 24 and 25 and will be offered at no cost to attendees. Reserve your spot…

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11
Feb
MA RMV Reminds Customers to be Aware of Cyber Security Text Scams

Katelyn Parsons

The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) wants to remind you the agency would never request personal information via text messaging. The American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA), is reporting several states have experienced customers receiving unsolicited text messages…

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2
Feb
MDAR: Three Request for Responses (RFR) - Specialty Crop, FSMIP, and Mosquito Control Task Force Study

Katelyn Parsons

MDAR Seeks Responses for the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program The purpose of the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) is to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops. Specialty crops are defined as “fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture, and nursery crops (including…

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