Livestock on the Common

Join Us For The 7th Annual Livestock on the Common Date: June 5 , 2019Time: 11 am until 2 pm Where: Boston Common, Across the Street from the Statehouse   Come get an up-close view of farm animals and meet the farmers who care for them. Learn about Massachusetts agriculture, discuss farm policy and bills, and enjoy free, locally made ice cream.
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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 reduced to legal size or weight, or that is practically divided in a way that does not diminish value or inhibit its intended purpose. Example would include a hauler moving potatoes. To obtain an overweight permit for your farm plated vehicle contact MassDOT at 781-431-5148 or v...
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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 diet, the month of May has been dubbed 'beef month.' One organization, the Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF), is proud to advocate for local protein producers on Beacon Hill.   "The 2017 USDA Census of Agriculture indicates that are 879 beef cattle o...
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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 receive a $500 Bonus Cash offer from Ford Motor Company or $750 Lincoln Motor Company on a purchase or lease of a new qualifying vehicle. You must be a Farm Bureau member in Massachusetts for 30 consecutive days prior to purchase or lease. “Ford Motor Compa...
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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 Agriculture last week based on self-reported data from more than 70 percent of producers across the United States. Key findings in Massachusetts were that the number of farm operations has shrank to 7,241 and acreage has declined to 491,653.   "W...
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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 six Massachusetts counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Berkshire, Bristol, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire and Worcester counties who suffered losses caused by excessive rainfall and moisture that occurred on or aft...
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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 annual Agricultural Day at the State House. The event, during which locally-grown food and farm products are showcased, and farmers hold meeting with their local legislators, is a collaborative effort between the Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) a...
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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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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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