Help Farmers Fight Hunger: Harvest For All Drive

Help Farmers Fight Hunger: Harvest For All Drive


MFBF’s YF&R committee has undertaken a Harvest For All drive – and one of their locations will be Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery at Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley on Sunday, August 19.

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Massachusetts Farmers Support Pollinator Policy To Protect, Improve Population Health

Massachusetts Farmers Support Pollinator Policy To Protect, Improve Population Health


Legislation is pending that would restrict neonics to licensed applicators and put in a host of other requirements relative to their use, MFBF opposes this effort.

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It’s Dairy Month: Support Pro-Dairy Policy

It’s Dairy Month: Support Pro-Dairy Policy


With less than 150 dairy farms left in Massachusetts, this shrinking industry is struggling to survive the current low price of wholesale milk.

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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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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

Hampshire County Farm Bureau Set To Host Annual Tractor Ride

The Hampshire County Farm Bureau is set to host its annual tractor ride and fundraiser on Sept. 8

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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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