Pesticide Exams Bulletin

On March 10, 2020, the Baker-Polito Administration declared a state of emergency due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Administration has advised that gatherings of 10 or more people be discouraged to prevent and mitigate the spread of the COVID-19.  Due to the directive of not holding gatherings of ten people or more the Department cancelled the March 13th, March 17th and March 20th exams while it e...
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COVID-19 Loans For Farms

Massachusetts Farm Bureau's office has been getting a lot of inquiries about the loan packages available for farmers. At this point, the Small Business Association (SBA) "Economic Injury Disaster Loan" is not available to farmers. SMALL BUSINESS PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM The Paycheck Protection Program provides small businesses with funds to pay up to 8 weeks of payroll costs including benefi...
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Farm Credit East to host webinar on tax, payroll provisions of FFCRA, CARES Act

Farm Credit East is offering an educational webinar regarding new payroll and tax provisions outlined in the newly passed Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This free webinar will be held on Thursday, April 2, from noon to 1 p.m.
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Agricultural Land Licensing Opportunity in New Braintree

MDAR is soliciting proposals for the ag use of approx. 63 +/- acres of state-owned property located at the State Police Academy on W. Brookfield Rd in New Braintree. The agricultural land consists of 9 field areas. Deadline to respond is April 13th. Details: www.mass.gov/service-details/state-owned-farmland-licensing-program  Questions, contact Barbara Hopson, Barbara.Hopson@mass.gov.
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