COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR FARMERS AND CONSUMERS

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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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