May/June Combined News & Views Now Available

May/June Combined News & Views Now Available


Update on Efforts in MA to Raise the Minimum Wage
by Brad Mitchell, Deputy Executive Director

As you’ve probably heard, there is a strong push to move the minimum wage to $15/hour in Massachusetts. Proponents have done a good job at citing many examples of folks not able to make ends meet with the current minimum wage.

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Farm Bureau Set To Host Sixth Annual Livestock On Common Event

Farm Bureau Set To Host Sixth Annual Livestock On Common Event


Young farmers will bring their livestock to the Boston Common to discuss farm policy with legislators and consumers on June 6, 2018.

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FARM BILL: Introduced in Congress and Farmers & Ranchers Need to Voice Their Support!

FARM BILL: Introduced in Congress and Farmers & Ranchers Need to Voice Their Support!


Congress has introduced the long-awaited Farm Bill (H.R. 2) and it addresses many long-standing issues important to farmers and ranchers.

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It’s Beef Month: MFBF Supports Local Protein Producers

It’s Beef Month: MFBF Supports Local Protein Producers


Beef has long ranked high on the list for culinary favorites in the American diet, which is why May has been dubbed ‘beef month.

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Farmland Valuations for FY19

Farmland Valuations for FY19


On March 23, 2018, the DSL Local Assessment released the FY 2019 recommended  values  for land classified under Chapter 61 and 61A the FVAC commission voted on March 23rd, along with the Farm Excise and Crop development,  Read More…


Latest News and Updates

Solicitation of Interest for Use of Town Agricultural Land in Groton, MA

The Groton Conservation Commission is solicitating interest for agricultural uses of a 35-acre parcel located on Martins Pond Road in Groton, Massachusetts.

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Farmland Valuations for FY19

The Farmland Valuation Advisory Commission (FVAC) annually meets to adopt the range of recommended agricultural, horticultural and forest land use values for the various categories of land classified under Chapter 61 and 61A.

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FMCSA New ELD Waiver

FMCSA Announces New ELD Waiver for Transporters of Agricultural Commodities and Additional Transition Guidance

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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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