Farm Vehicle Excise Exemption

Farm Vehicle Excise Exemption

February 12, 2020
As a reminder, there is an exemption from excise tax for motor vehicles registered with Farm Plates. However, the vehicle...
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MFBF Now Accepting Applications For Horse Farm of Distinction

MFBF Now Accepting Applications For Horse Farm of Distinction

February 6, 2020
Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) is currently accepting applications for its Horse Farm of Distinction honor for 2021. This honor...
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March 25: Celebrate Local Agriculture

March 25: Celebrate Local Agriculture

February 5, 2020
March 25, 2020, will mark the annual Massachusetts Agricultural Day on Beacon Hill. This celebration of local food and farm...
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Jan/Feb 2020 News & Views Now Available

Jan/Feb 2020 News & Views Now Available

January 31, 2020
MFBF Earns Top Farm Bureau Awards MFBF was honored as one of the top Farm Bureaus across the nation
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Notice of Public Hearings regarding Minimum Wage and OT pertaining to Ag/Farm work

Notice of Public Hearings regarding Minimum Wage and OT pertaining to Ag/Farm work

January 28, 2020
The Department of Labor Standards shall conduct two public hearings to determine the appropriateness of issuing regulatory guidance in the...
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MFBF Earns Top AFBF  Awards

MFBF Earns Top AFBF Awards

January 27, 2020
MFBF was the honored as one of the top Farm Bureaus across the nation during American Farm Bureau Federation's (AFBF's)...
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William Pratt, Receives Gregory Finn Scholarship Award

William Pratt, Receives Gregory Finn Scholarship Award

December 23, 2019
The Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation awarded William Pratt, who is attending UMass, the Gregory Finn Scholarship during the organization's annual...
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MFBF Sweeps Awards Of Excellence

MFBF Sweeps Awards Of Excellence

December 20, 2019
Staff, leadership and volunteers at the Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) have once again demonstrated their excellence as the organization...
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REMINDER: Paid Family and Medical Leave Contributions Due January 31, 2020

REMINDER: Paid Family and Medical Leave Contributions Due January 31, 2020

December 12, 2019
As a Massachusetts employer, you are likely going to have new responsibilities under the Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML)...
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Changes to Massachusetts Wage and Hour Law Effective January 1, 2020

Changes to Massachusetts Wage and Hour Law Effective January 1, 2020

December 12, 2019
On June 28, 2018, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed Bill H4640 into law. This bill will gradually increase the statewide minimum...
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Ed Lawton Receives MFBF’s 2019 John Ogonowski Award

Ed Lawton Receives MFBF’s 2019 John Ogonowski Award

December 10, 2019
During the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF), Foxborough farmer Ed Lawton received the 2019 John...
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Farm Bureau Delegates Elect Board Members, Adopt Resolutions

Farm Bureau Delegates Elect Board Members, Adopt Resolutions

December 9, 2019
The 2019 Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation's (MFBF's) annual meeting was held on Friday, Dec. 6, during which delegates voted on...
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Hemp, Labor, Grants Are Key Topics At MFBF’s Annual Meeting

Hemp, Labor, Grants Are Key Topics At MFBF’s Annual Meeting

December 4, 2019
The 2019 Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) annual meeting was marked with discussions and workshop on important rules and regulations...
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County Farm Bureaus Gather To Set Policy Priorities for 2020, Beyond

County Farm Bureaus Gather To Set Policy Priorities for 2020, Beyond

October 10, 2019
Every fall, the 11 County Farm Bureaus that make up the Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) gather at their annual...
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Young Farmers & Ranchers Happenings

Young Farmers & Ranchers Happenings

October 8, 2019
Upcoming YF&R Farm Tour: Echo Farm on Nov. 15 at 2 pm   Make plans to join us for a...
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AFBF Dairy Work Group Report

AFBF Dairy Work Group Report

October 3, 2019
PRIORITIES, PRINCIPLES AND POLICY CONSIDERATIONS FOR FEDERAL MILK MARKETING ORDER REFORM January 2019, voting delegates to the American Farm Bureau...
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Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation Hall Opening Celebration Held

Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation Hall Opening Celebration Held

September 27, 2019
The Stockbridge School of Agriculture officially unveiled the Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation Hall at the ribbon cutting and opening celebration...
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Pesticide Applicator License Renewal Season

Pesticide Applicator License Renewal Season

September 6, 2019
IMPORTANT NOTICE AND REMINDER: CREDENTIAL EXPIRATION DATES AND FEES ASSOCIATED WITH OBTAINING "NEW" CREDENTIALS VS. ANNUAL "RENEWALS" Please note that...
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MFBAPF – John & Liolia Schipper Grant Program

MFBAPF – John & Liolia Schipper Grant Program

August 14, 2019
Through a generous bequest to the MA Farm Bureau Agricultural Preservation Foundation from the late John and Liolia Schipper, the...
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Massachusetts Raises Paid Leave Tax Rate

Massachusetts Raises Paid Leave Tax Rate

August 12, 2019
Earlier this summer, lawmakers and Gov. Charlie Baker imposed a three-month delay on the state of payroll tax contributions to...
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Proposed Changes to Composting Regulation

Proposed Changes to Composting Regulation

July 24, 2019
Attention MDAR registered composters: MDAR is proposing changes to the Agricultural Composting Regulation, 330 CMR 25. These regulations will be...
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Young Farmers Host 7th Annual   Livestock On The Common Event

Young Farmers Host 7th Annual Livestock On The Common Event

June 12, 2019
Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) young farmers and ranchers (YF&R) committee members brought their livestock to the Boston Common on...
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MFBF Supports Dairy Producers During Dairy Month, Year Round

MFBF Supports Dairy Producers During Dairy Month, Year Round

June 4, 2019
For more than a century, Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) has supported local dairy farmers by advocating on their behalf...
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Livestock on the Common

Livestock on the Common

May 17, 2019
Join Us For The 7th Annual Livestock on the Common Date: June 5 , 2019Time: 11 am until 2 pm...
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Over-Weight Permits AND Massachusetts Farm Plates

Over-Weight Permits AND Massachusetts Farm Plates

May 9, 2019
Over-Weight permits are allowed on farm plates only for Reducible Loads. A reducible load is a load that can be...
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Join Your Local Producer, MFBF In Celebrating Beef Month

Join Your Local Producer, MFBF In Celebrating Beef Month

May 2, 2019
With Memorial Day weekend signaling the unofficial start to grilling season and beef being a culinary favorite in the American...
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Introducing Ford Benefit for Massachusetts Farm Bureau members!

Introducing Ford Benefit for Massachusetts Farm Bureau members!

April 23, 2019
Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) is pleased to announce the newest member benefit. Farm Bureau members in Massachusetts can now...
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MFBF’s Response To Release Of 2017 U.S. Census Of Agriculture

MFBF’s Response To Release Of 2017 U.S. Census Of Agriculture

April 17, 2019
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released its findings from the 2017 U.S. Census of...
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USDA Designates Six Massachusetts Counties as Primary Disaster Areas

USDA Designates Six Massachusetts Counties as Primary Disaster Areas

March 29, 2019
Emergency Support to Producers in Surrounding Counties/Border States Also Available WASHINGTON, March 26, 2019 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated...
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MA Farmers, Legislators Celebrate Agriculture Day On Beacon Hill

March 28, 2019
Massachusetts agriculture had a strong showing on Beacon Hill today with more than 200 farmers and agricultural students attending the...
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MFBF Farmers Attend National Conference For Learning, Leadership Opportunities

MFBF Farmers Attend National Conference For Learning, Leadership Opportunities

March 20, 2019
Four Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) members, who serve on the statewide young farmers & ranchers committee (YF&R) and/or the...
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2019 MFBF White Paper

2019 MFBF White Paper

March 13, 2019
Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation Priorities for the 2019 Legislative Session. Click for a full printable PDF
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County Farm Bureaus Discuss Concerns With Legislators Over Breakfasts

County Farm Bureaus Discuss Concerns With Legislators Over Breakfasts

March 11, 2019
County Farm Bureaus in Massachusetts are continuing a long-standing tradition this month, where they host breakfasts for legislators and their...
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YF&R Happenings

YF&R Happenings

February 6, 2019
Upcoming Events Please consider joining us and bringing a friend to the following events that we have planned in 2019....
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UCR Registration Fees

UCR Registration Fees

January 30, 2019
The Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Program requires individuals and companies that operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate or international commerce...
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2018 AFBF Impact Report

2018 AFBF Impact Report

January 22, 2019
MFBF is a member of AFBF, who lobbies for farmers on the national level. Check out their impact report for...
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Barbara Rogers-Scharneck Appointed to National AFBF Committee

Barbara Rogers-Scharneck Appointed to National AFBF Committee

December 14, 2018
Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) is pleased to announce that Barbara Rogers-Scharneck from Ward Hill has been appointed by American...
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USDA announces funds for fruit, vegetable growers

USDA announces funds for fruit, vegetable growers

December 12, 2018
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it will provide $3.7 million of assistance to fruit and vegetable...
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Farm Credit East Agricultural Grants

Farm Credit East Agricultural Grants

October 9, 2018
Farm Credit East recently released a report on available grants for agriculture. Learn More...
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Massachusetts DOT Marking Regulations

Massachusetts DOT Marking Regulations

October 3, 2018
*Massachusetts Farm Bureau has been informed that “strict” enforcement by the state police regarding the new intrastate DOT requirements will...
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Fraudulent and Misleading Marketing to New FMCSA Applicants

Fraudulent and Misleading Marketing to New FMCSA Applicants

October 3, 2018
Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation has been made aware by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) that there have been...
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