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 promotion and education (P&E) committee participated in tours, breakout sessions and networking opportunities at American Farm Bureau Federation's (AFBF) FUSION conference this week in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.   "There were many learning opp...
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2019 MFBF White Paper

Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation Priorities for the 2019 Legislative Session. Click for a full printable PDF
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Enjoy Maple Syrup During ‘Maple Month”

As March has been dubbed 'Maple Month,' Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation encourages consumers to visit their local maple sugar shack and indulge in a maple treat.   "Direct to consumer marketing has become an important component of business for Massachusetts farmers, including maple producers," said Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation President Mark Amato. "We hope to see consumer...
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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 farmer members to meet and discuss issues important to agriculture in the Commonwealth. These legislative breakfasts are an important platform for farmers to advocate for bills that they want to see progress in the coming legislative session. "As directed ...
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County Farm Bureau Legislative Breakfast Info

March 15, 2019 at 7:00 AM -Plymouth County Farm Bureau BR’s Monponsett Inn 550 Monponsett St Halifax, MA 02338 RSVP: Lisa Blair By March 8 at (508) 866-9150 or plymouth_county_farm_bureau@yahoo.comMarch 21, 2019 at 8:00 AM *** Please note the time change***Essex County Farm Bureau Topsfield Fairgrounds Coolidge Hall 207 Boston Street Topsfield, MA 01983 RSVP: Joy or Marcy by March 21 at (9...
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Crop Insurance Deadline Nears in Massachusetts

Growers with Spring Planted Crops Need to Make Insurance Decisions Soon RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 15, 2019 – The USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) reminds Massachusetts growers that the final date to apply for crop insurance coverage on most spring-planted crops for the 2019 crop year is March 15. Current policyholders who wish to make changes to their existing policies also have until March 1...
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Berkshire County FB Evening Social

A COLLABORATION OF AGRICULTURE EVENING SOCIAL March 14, 2019 7:00PM AT St. Helena's Church, 245 Lenox Rd, Lenox, MA Refreshments will be provided. Berkshire County Farm Bureau welcome's all to participate in an evening of sharing ideas and hearing thoughts from a diverse agricultural community of voices. Grassroots legislative priorities will also be discussed. For more information email ...
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March 27: Celebrate Local Agriculture

Farmers will head to Beacon Hill on March 27 as part of Agricultural Day at the Statehouse 2019. This celebration of local food and farm products will be hosted by the Massachusetts Agricultural Promotion Board and gives farmers a forum during which they can speak directly to legislators about their concerns. Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) is one of 35+ organizations that co-ho...
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YF&R Happenings

Upcoming Events Please consider joining us and bringing a friend to the following events that we have planned in 2019. All young farmers are welcome to attend and may bring their children too! We are kid friendly!    April 24 at 1 pm - Tour of Little Leaf Farm Join us for a tour of Little Leaf Farm on April 24. This one hour tour will provide an overview of the most technologicall...
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UCR Registration Fees

The Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Program requires individuals and companies that operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate or international commerce to register their business with a participating state and pay an annual fee based on the size of their fleet. This includes ALL carriers - private, exempt, or for hire. Brokers, freight forwarders and leasing companies are also required t...
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