News & Updates

Important Farm Bureau and agricultural news

17
May
MDAR: USDA LAMP Grants, Dairy Marketing & Branding Services Grant, and SBA Drought and Disaster Deadlines

Katelyn Parsons

USDA Announces the Availability of $92.2 million in Competitive Grant Funding under the 2018 Farm Bill’s Local Agriculture Market Program (LAMP)   The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the availability of $92.2 million in competitive grant funding under the 2018 Farm Bill’s…

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17
May
Baker-Polito Administration to Lift COVID Restrictions May 29

Katelyn Parsons

Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced that the Commonwealth is on track to meet the goal of vaccinating 4.1 million residents by the first week of June and all remaining COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted effective May 29. The Commonwealth’s face covering order will also be rescinded…

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10
May
SBA Working Capital Loans Available in Massachusetts Following Secretary of Agriculture Disaster Declaration for Drought Beginning Sept. 22

Katelyn Parsons

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and private nonprofit organizations as a result of drought that began on Sept. 22, 2020.   The…

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7
May
The MFBF & Clearway: A Special Offer for MFBF Members

Katelyn Parsons

Massachusetts Farm Bureau members can now go solar, no roof required. When you join a Clearway Community Solar Farm, you can support renewable power for the Commonwealth and receive an additional savings guarantee on energy. Through our special partnership with Clearway, there is no sign up cost, no…

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4
May
Producer Survey: Massachusetts Coordinated Soil Health Program

Katelyn Parsons

American Farmland Trust and the Massachusetts Department of Agriculture have convened a Soil Health Advisory Committee who are working to identify how technical support and financial assistance for healthy soils practices can be strengthened in the Commonwealth. Your feedback will help to inform and…

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