Ag groups formally object to EPA chlorpyrifos rule

More than 80 agricultural groups filed formal objections to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Aug. 30 rule to revoke all tolerances of chlorpyrifos. Stakeholders, by law, can object to pesticide tolerance changes or cancellations, and the EPA Administrator must then respond. In the coalition letter, objectors from across the agriculture sector cited numerous concerns with EPA’s revocation d...
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PFML Update: What you need to know

The following are links to the most recent updates available to educate and guide you and your employees through PFML. New: 2022 Contribution rates for eligible employees are published New: The Department of Paid Family and Medical Leave (DFML) has published its FY2021 Annual report New: Average Weekly Wage and Maximum Benefit Amount Changes for 2022 New: DFML 2022 Workplace Posters ...
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Targeted Grants Now Up To $15,000; EID Loan Not Required

Eligible small businesses can now apply for as much as $15,000 in grants through the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. These targeted and supplemental grants do not need to be repaid and do not require businesses to accept an EID Loan.  The SBA is currently accepting new EIDL Grant applications for the $10,000 targeted and $5,000 supplemental grants – a possible total of $15,0...
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October is Cranberry Month

Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) is pleased to share the news from the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ Association (CCCGA) that Massachusetts Governor Baker has again declared this October as Cranberry Month, which recognizes this native crop as an economic driver for the region. CCCGA, who represents the cranberry growers of Massachusetts welcomed the Massachusetts Department of Agricultur...
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