Massachusetts Association of Dairy Farmers
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State Agricultural Resources Commissioner Randle Tours Storm-Damaged Farms in Western Massachusetts

Published on July 14, 2023 in

Following devastating storms that washed out roads and flooded fields and farms, Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) Commissioner Ashley Randle visited Western Massachusetts two days this week to meet […]

Livestock Producers: Please Share!

Published on May 31, 2023 in ,

Massachusetts Livestock producers, please take a moment to help the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) understand your experience accessing livestock slaughter and processing services. DPH is conducting a study […]

Healey-Driscoll Administration Names Agricultural Resources Commissioner

Published on February 27, 2023 in ,

BOSTON — Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Rebecca Tepper today announced the appointment of Ashley E. Randle to the role of Commissioner of the Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR). […]

Massachusetts Farm Succession School

Published on January 6, 2023 in ,

This three-day winter course is for active, commercial farmers looking to transfer their farm to a related or un-related successor. It is an opportunity for senior farmers and partners to talk with peers, learn from […]

Funding Opportunities Available to Dairy Farmers and Service Providers Through Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center

Published on August 26, 2022 in , ,

Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center (NE-DBIC) recently announced several funding opportunities available to dairy farmers and service providers. NE-DBIC serves an eleven-state region, which includes Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, […]

Nine Massachusetts Counties Designated Primary Natural Disaster Areas Due to Drought

Published on August 22, 2022 in , , ,

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced on August 15, 2022, that Secretary Vilsack has designated nine (9) Massachusetts Counties as primary natural disaster areas due to the 2022 drought. […]

Massachusetts Dairy Co-Packing Program – Apply for Technical Assistance

Published on July 27, 2022 in , , , ,

Dairy farmers can apply for one-on-one technical assistance from Farm Credit East to explore working with a co-packer to develop a farm-branded value-added product line.

National Dairy Month: A message from MDAR Commissioner John Lebeaux

Published on June 11, 2021 in ,

We are planning to be out in the field as much as we can this year! In honor of June is National Dairy Month, we’ll be doing some dairy tours […]

Helping Massachusetts Dairy Farmers Navigate Grant Opportunities

Published on June 2, 2021 in , ,

Unsure of which grant best fits your farm’s needs? MDAR has created a new tool to help dairy farmers navigate state and federal grant opportunities. The tool helps farmers narrow […]

MDAR to Delay CEU Policy During the 2021 Audit Cycle

Published on May 28, 2021 in ,

On February 11, 2021, the Department issued a notice to licensed applicators outlining the new requirements regarding Continuing Education Units (“CEUs”). The notice stated that an applicator could obtain all […]

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