Franklin County Fairgrounds Mudslide Fundraiser

The Franklin County Agricultural Society, which owns the Franklin County Fairgrounds, has a very serious issue with an embankment collapse. Over the past three years, an increasing amount of underground water has caused four new streams to form beneath the soil at the Fairgrounds. The water has found its outlet within the embankment on the northern side of the grounds. The excessive water has c...
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CDC Updates Masks Recommendations For Vaccinated Individuals

The Centers for Disease Control has updated information for fully vaccinated people, given new evidence of the coronavirus Delta variant currently circulating in the U.S., and recommends in some circumstances fully vaccinated people wear masks in public indoor settings. In light of these recommendations, employers are encouraged to regularly check CDC’s county map to determine whether their worksi...
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Officials urge public to inspect boxwood shrubs for pest

The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) is alerting Massachusetts residents that it has received notification from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) that a number of nurseries within the Commonwealth received Canadian boxwood plants that were potentially infested with box tree moths. Box tree moths are an invasive pest tha...
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MFBF Identifies Needs of Livestock Producers For Slaughter, Meat Processing

The Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) is pleased to release the results from its’ survey to assess the needs of livestock producers for slaughter and meat processing. To view a PDF copy of the results, please click here.   The results are from 144 livestock producers, 89 of whom finished the entire survey. While the organization wished more producers had completed the survey, due ...
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