News & Updates

17
Nov
Massachusetts Young Farmer and Rancher are raising money for the Hurricane Ian Relief Fund!

Massachusetts YF&R is helping out the farmers who were impacted by Hurricane Ian by raising funds via eventbrite.   "We know that farming is a hard job, but throwing hurricanes in is something completely different. We would like to help out Florida Farm Bureau by creating a fund that will…

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17
Nov
Dairy Farm Innovation & Alternative Management Grant

This grant provides funds to support the implementation of community- and climate-forward production strategies. Projects funded through this grant program should take a whole farm system approach and increase collaboration with other farms or dairy sector stakeholders.     Projects may address…

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9
Nov
USDA Releases Nationwide Farmer, Rancher and Forest Manager Prospective Customer Survey

Are you a farmer, rancher or forest manager? Please share your vital feedback with USDA by taking a nationwide survey at farmers.gov/survey! The survey is completely anonymous, will take about 10 minutes to complete, is available in multiple languages, and will be open until March 31, 2023. The survey…

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9
Nov
Food Security Infrastructure Grant (FSIG) Program Experience Survey

The Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture is conducting an online survey in order to increase our understanding of the impact of the Food Security Infrastructure Grant (FSIG)  and identify areas for program improvement. Take the survey, here Your responses will help…

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9
Nov
New Big E vendor donates surplus food

Following the end of the renowned 17-day Fair, Chris Bayle, owner of the popular new food vendor BoardWok Noodles, donated surplus food to The Parish Cupboard of Agawam and West Springfield. The Parish Cupboard provides meals and groceries to individuals and families in need throughout West Springfield,…

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9
Nov
Farmers Urge Intervention to Prevent Rail Strike

The potential for a railway shutdown because several rail unions have yet to ratify a labor agreement has farmers worried about how they’re going to get their just-harvested grain to market. And looking ahead, they’re concerned that a shutdown will prevent the delivery of critical inputs,…

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