Massachusetts Association of Dairy Farmers
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MADF at the Big E!

Published on September 22, 2017 in , , ,

The Cat in the Hat said hello to the MA Association of Dairy Farmers at the Big E on Massachusetts Day. Come and check out MADF in the MA building today!


Massachusetts Farmers Voice Their Concerns About National Ag Policy During USDA Secretary Perdue’s Listening Session

NORTHBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS – Sept. 1, 2017 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue visited Massachusetts on Aug. 31 to hear directly from Massachusetts farmers about their concerns about the 2018 Farm Bill, which is an omnibus, multi-year law that governs an array of agricultural and food programs. He also received feedback about other national […]


‘Butter is back,’ dairy farmer says at groundbreaking for Agri-Mark’s West Springfield expansion

Consumer demand for milk varies, but cows make milk 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Dairy Farmers Hope to Cultivate Support

Published on July 6, 2017 in , ,

Dairy farmers across the commonwealth have seen the price of milk remain relatively stagnant while the price of production continues to rise. A tax credit has been distributed to dairy farmers across the state, but that law has not been updated since 2008.


Struggling Massachusetts Dairy Farmers Plead for Additional Tax Relief

By Andy Metzger State House News Service STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, JUNE 28, 2017—Massachusetts dairy farms are a bucolic reminder of the state’s more agricultural past and while technology and development have raced ahead, the money paid to milk producers has not followed the same trajectory. “Our prices today I’d say are probably about the same […]


Ask the Joint Committee on Revenue to Support an Increase in the Dairy Tax Credit

Call or email members of the Joint Committee on Revenue today and ask them to support HB 2616.


Buying local at mini-mart supports local dairy farms

Massachusetts is more self-sufficient for milk and dairy than any other food product: about 20 percent of the milk consumed in Massachusetts is produced here and most of the milk consumed is produced in the Northeast.


Rockwood Farm plans to build a methane digestor

The town’s select board plans to power their municipal buildings with credits purchased from Rockwood Farm.


Got robots?

Dairy farmers use technology to eke out a living. Sixth-generation family farmers Dave and Steve Barstow have stretched the limits of what dairy farmers can do to stay afloat. They opened a store and bakery on their dairy farm at the foot of Mt. Holyoke in Hadley. They generate electricity from composted cow manure and […]


Help Feed a Childhood with The Great American Milk Drive

Published on November 15, 2016 in , ,

Across the country and in your local community, families are missing out on the important nutrients found in milk. This month, achieve more happiness by giving back with The Great American Milk Drive. Click here to make a difference and see how you can help feed a childhood.


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