July/August News & Views Now Online

July/August News & Views Now Online


Insuring Baystate Farmers Against Future Natural Disasters by Edward Davidian, MFBF President

Many years it feels like farming is about weathering the storm. Many of us were hard hit by the frost in Spring 2016 and the drought last summer. However, this year most of us are looking forward to a bunker crop.

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Agricultural Preservation Restriction (APR) Survey – Purpose and Goal

Agricultural Preservation Restriction (APR) Survey – Purpose and Goal


This survey in response to many complaints and criticisms MA Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) has received in recent years from APR owners. The purpose of the survey was to explore the scope of these complaints.

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FY 2018 FVAC Recommended Values

FY 2018 FVAC Recommended Values


The FY 2018 recommended  values  for land classified under Chapter 61 and 61A and Farm Animal Excise Tax was voted on and approved by the FVAC commission on March 24th.

2018 Recommended Values…


Legislative Action Center

Massachusetts Farm Bureau (MFBF) advocates for the agriculture here in the Commonwealth and Nationally. As the need arises for grassroots action, we will urge our members and supporters to take action on specific bills and regulatory proposals. Thank you for supporting the goals and interests of MFBF and farmer across the state!

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Worcester County Rewards Program

The Worcester County Rewards Program is a way to involve farmers in Farm Bureau and to give farmers in Worcester County the opportunity to get their name out there. Learn more..

2018 Tax Valuations

The FY 2018 recommended values for land classified under Chapter 61 and 61A and Farm Animal Excise Tax was voted on and approved by the FVAC commission on March 24th. Recommended Values...

Labor Reform

Our farmers face a critical shortage of legally authorized and experienced workers, which negatively impacts our economic competitiveness, local economies, and jobs. Learn More...