Governor Baker Signs Environmental Bond Bill

Governor Charlie Baker signed in part the Environmental Bond Bill on Aug. 9, 2018. This bill contained many pieces of legislation that Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) had been advocating on your behalf for and the Governor’s signature on this bill has now placed them into law.

MA DOT Marking Regulation Changes to Affect Farmers

Effective September 1, 2018 new regulations for all commercial motor vehicles, including farm plated vehicles having a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 or more lbs that is engaged in INTRASTATE commerce will be required to have a Federal DOT number.

Dairy Revenue Protection Sign up beings October 9th

Since 2014 the annual average U.S. all-milk price has fallen by more than 30 percent. This year, it is projected to be at the lowest level since 2009, at $16.10 per hundredweight, Milk prices are projected to improve slightly in 2019 to $16.75 per hundredweight, but ongoing trade tensions in July compelled USDA to push its 2019 milk price projection down by 45 cents per hundredweight.

Advocacy: The Life Blood Of Farm Bureau Grand Bargain Not So Grand For Small Businesses

The negotiations went on for months with legislators, worker advocates and representatives of the business community trying to come to an agreement on new laws concerning worker pay and benefits. The “Grand Bargain,” as it was dubbed, was signed into law by Governor Charlie Baker on June 28 and represents the agreement all three parties reached.Components of the upcoming Environmental Bond Bill (HB 4835) are problematic for the farming community, act now!

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MA DOT Marking Regulation Changes to Affect Farmers

Effective 9/1/18  new regulations for all commercial motor vehicles, including farm plated vehicles having a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 or more lbs that is engaged in INTRASTATE commerce will be required to have a Federal DOT number.

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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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Equine Affaire

Experience the nation’s premiere equine exposition, featuring more than 230 unique clinics, seminars, and demonstrations by top professionals in the horse industry.

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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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