COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR FARMERS AND CONSUMERS

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SEMAP HOSTS MDAR COMMISSIONER, STATE LEGISLATORS FOR SOUTH COAST FARM TOUR

DIGHTON, MA - On Wednesday, July 26, the Southeastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership (SEMAP) led Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) Commissioner Ashley Randle and staff, alongside State Representatives Paul Schmid, Steven Howitt and Norman Orrall, on a tour of local farms in Berkley, Dighton and Rehoboth. “Coming to Southeastern Massachusetts is always a pleasure and [...]

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Deadline for Disaster Coverage Approaching!

Massachusetts farmers are encouraged to purchase disaster protection on their 2021 crops. Farmers have a variety of risk management options to protect their investment. The options include the following: Individual Crop policies: Growers can purchase federal crop insurance on potatoes, fresh market sweet corn, tobacco, corn (grain/silage). These policies protect growers from natural disaster losses.

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MDAR regulations for FSMA

The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) will hold a question-and-answer session via Zoom on Thursday, August 13 at 6 p.m. on the proposed Produce Safety and Market Access Regulations for fresh fruits and vegetables in the Commonwealth. This follows a previous public hearing on August 6, where farmers and other stakeholders shared their concerns

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