American Farm Bureau Federation Adds Massachusetts Aquaculture Resolution To Policy Book

A Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) resolution focused on excluding shellfish aquaculture workers from the term “seamen” under the Jones Act (Section 27 of the Merchant Marine Act), has made it into 2021 American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) policy. The resolution provides that while looking for this exclusion, the worker needs to have state workers compensation insurance available. ...
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Federal Agricultural Programs Update

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2): Producers who received a CFAP 2 payment under the "Sales Commodities" category (fruits, vegetables, aquaculture, nursery, honey, maple, etc.) and also received a Federal Crop Insurance indemnity payment and/or a payment under the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) for the 2019 crop year may modify their original CFAP 2 applicati...
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Employer’s Guide to Paid Family and Medical Leave

As a Massachusetts employer, you are likely going to have new responsibilities under the Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) law. Learn more about those responsibilities as of the law's effective date of Oct. 1, 2019, through the first quarterly reporting due by Jan. 31, 2020, and into the future.
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Farmers and FMCSA Biennial Updates

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires all entities under its jurisdiction to update their information every two years. You are required to provide this update every two years even if your company has not changed its information, has ceased interstate operations since the last update, or is no longer in business and you did not notify FMCSA. Any business including farm pla...
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