MFBF Earns Pinnacle Award

MFBF was recognized as one of the top Farm Bureaus for membership programs and achievements in 2018 with the Pinnacle Award during the American Farm Bureau Federation's (AFBF's) Annual Meeting in New Orleans. The Pinnacle Award is the highest award a state Farm Bureau can earn for program and membership achievement. Farm Bureaus compete annually for this award against other state Farm Bureaus of ...
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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 Zippy Duvall to AFBF's animal care advisory committee. AFBF's advisory committees play an important role in the organization's policy implementation and development. Committee members make contributions to AFBF's mission, from participating in advocacy fly-ins and d...
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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 meeting in Framingham, Massachusetts. This award was developed more than 20 years ago by MFBF's equine committee to recognize Massachusetts horse farms that achieve a level of excellence in overall horse health, farm management and compliance with public ...
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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 Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) President Zippy Duvall to AFBF's Promotion and Education (P&E) committee. This national committee is focused on bridging the gap between farmers and consumers by providing tools and resources to other Farm Bureau members wh...
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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 growers in 16 states through a GAP Assistance Program to enhance market access by defraying costs of undergoing voluntary USDA Harmonized Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) audits in 2019. “These audits help producers meet Produce Safety Rule standards and will also ...
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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 Ogonowski Award. The annual award is given to a Farm Bureau member who has demonstrated distinguished service to the organization, to agriculture and to the community. MFBF established the award in 2001 as a memorial to John Ogonowski, longtime MFBF member, ...
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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 Finn Scholarship during the organization’s annual meeting in Framingham, Massachusetts, on Nov. 29. The Gregory Finn Scholarship was established in loving memory of a good friend to agriculture. Gregory L. Finn was MFBF information & public relations director...
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Massachusetts DOT Marking Regulations

*Massachusetts Farm Bureau has been informed that “strict” enforcement by the state police regarding the new intrastate DOT requirements will be delayed until January.   Local law enforcement will be encouraged to do the same, any person stopped will get information and a warning.  Implementation in effect will be extended and a public outreach will begin the coming weeks.   Due to the high numb...
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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 known to Fraudulent and Misleading Marketing to New FMCSA Applicants. FMCSA is aware that motor carrier officials and new entrant applicants often receive confusing or misleading solicitations from service providers or third party administrators by...
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