December 12, 2019

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

As a Massachusetts employer, you are likely going to have new responsibilities under the Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML)...
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December 12, 2019

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

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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December 10, 2019

Ed Lawton Receives MFBF’s 2019 John Ogonowski Award

During the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF), Foxborough farmer Ed Lawton received the 2019 John...
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December 9, 2019

Farm Bureau Delegates Elect Board Members, Adopt Resolutions

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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December 4, 2019

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

The 2019 Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) annual meeting was marked with discussions and workshop on important rules and regulations...
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October 10, 2019

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

Every fall, the 11 County Farm Bureaus that make up the Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) gather at their annual...
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October 8, 2019

Young Farmers & Ranchers Happenings

Upcoming YF&R Farm Tour: Echo Farm on Nov. 15 at 2 pm   Make plans to join us for a...
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October 3, 2019

AFBF Dairy Work Group Report

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September 27, 2019

Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation Hall Opening Celebration Held

The Stockbridge School of Agriculture officially unveiled the Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation Hall at the ribbon cutting and opening celebration...
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September 6, 2019

Pesticide Applicator License Renewal Season

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August 29, 2019

Norfolk County Farm Bureau, Pour Richard’s Wine & Spirits Hosts Successful Scholarship Fundraiser

Local farmers gathered their bounty and presented it to consumers on Aug. 25 at Pour Richard's Wine & Spirits in...
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August 14, 2019

MFBAPF – John & Liolia Schipper Grant Program

Through a generous bequest to the MA Farm Bureau Agricultural Preservation Foundation from the late John and Liolia Schipper, the...
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August 12, 2019

Massachusetts Raises Paid Leave Tax Rate

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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July 24, 2019

Proposed Changes to Composting Regulation

Attention MDAR registered composters: MDAR is proposing changes to the Agricultural Composting Regulation, 330 CMR 25. These regulations will be...
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June 24, 2019

Heidi Cooper Graduates AFBF’s Communications Bootcamp

Following a competitive selection process, MFBF's YF&R Committee Chair Heidi Cooper was chosen for American Farm Bureau's Women's Communications Bootcamp,...
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June 18, 2019

Hampshire County Farm Bureau Hosts Legislative Tour

About a dozen local legislators joined Hampshire County Farm Bureau to tour local farms on June 7. The tour showcased...
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June 12, 2019

Young Farmers Host 7th Annual Livestock On The Common Event

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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June 4, 2019

MFBF Supports Dairy Producers During Dairy Month, Year Round

For more than a century, Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) has supported local dairy farmers by advocating on their behalf...
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May 17, 2019

Livestock on the Common

Join Us For The 7th Annual Livestock on the Common Date: June 5 , 2019Time: 11 am until 2 pm...
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May 9, 2019

Over-Weight Permits AND Massachusetts Farm Plates

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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May 2, 2019

Join Your Local Producer, MFBF In Celebrating Beef Month

With Memorial Day weekend signaling the unofficial start to grilling season and beef being a culinary favorite in the American...
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April 23, 2019

Introducing Ford Benefit for Massachusetts Farm Bureau members!

Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) is pleased to announce the newest member benefit. Farm Bureau members in Massachusetts can now...
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April 17, 2019

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

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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March 29, 2019

USDA Designates Six Massachusetts Counties as Primary Disaster Areas

Emergency Support to Producers in Surrounding Counties/Border States Also Available WASHINGTON, March 26, 2019 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated...
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March 28, 2019

MA Farmers, Legislators Celebrate Agriculture Day On Beacon Hill

Massachusetts agriculture had a strong showing on Beacon Hill today with more than 200 farmers and agricultural students attending the...
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March 20, 2019

MFBF Farmers Attend National Conference For Learning, Leadership Opportunities

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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March 13, 2019

2019 MFBF White Paper

Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation Priorities for the 2019 Legislative Session. Click for a full printable PDF
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March 11, 2019

County Farm Bureaus Discuss Concerns With Legislators Over Breakfasts

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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February 6, 2019

YF&R Happenings

Upcoming Events Please consider joining us and bringing a friend to the following events that we have planned in 2019....
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January 30, 2019

UCR Registration Fees

The Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Program requires individuals and companies that operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate or international commerce...
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January 28, 2019

Now Accepting Applications For Horse Farm of Distinction

(MFBF) is currently accepting applications for its Horse Farm of Distinction honor for 2020. This honor is meant to recognize...
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January 22, 2019

2018 AFBF Impact Report

MFBF is a member of AFBF, who lobbies for farmers on the national level. Check out their impact report for...
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January 15, 2019 / Current

MFBF Earns Pinnacle Award

MFBF was recognized as one of the top Farm Bureaus for membership programs and achievements in 2018 with the Pinnacle...
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December 19, 2018 / Current

Meg Gennings Appointed to AFBF Advisory Committee

(MFBF) is pleased to announce that Meg Gennings from Holden has been appointed by American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) President...
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December 18, 2018 / Current

Horse Farm Of Distinction Awarded To 36 Massachusetts Equine Operations

Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) announced 36 recipients of the organization's 2019 Horse Farm of Distinction award during its annual...
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December 14, 2018 / Current

Barbara Rogers-Scharneck Appointed to National AFBF Committee

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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December 12, 2018 / Current

USDA announces funds for fruit, vegetable growers

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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December 11, 2018 / Current

Alan Everett Receives 2018 John Ogonowksi Award

During the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF), Williamsburg Farmer Alan Everett received the 2018 John...
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December 11, 2018 / Current

Sadie Constantine Receives Farm Bureau’s Gregory Finn Scholarship Award

The Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) awarded Sadie Constantine, who is attending Paul Smith’s College in New York, the Gregory...
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November 9, 2018 / News

Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation Demonstrates Continued Excellence

Staff, leadership and volunteers at the Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) have once again demonstrated their excellence as the organization...
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October 9, 2018 / News

Farm Credit East Agricultural Grants

Farm Credit East recently released a report on available grants for agriculture. Learn More...
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October 3, 2018 / Current

Massachusetts DOT Marking Regulations

*Massachusetts Farm Bureau has been informed that “strict” enforcement by the state police regarding the new intrastate DOT requirements will...
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October 3, 2018 / Current

Fraudulent and Misleading Marketing to New FMCSA Applicants

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