A local non-profit is offering interest-free loans for farmers whose fruit blossoms were killed off by a mid-February temperature swing.
A new study shows that nearly a third of New England farm operators are over age 65, and most of those farmers don’t employ anyone under 45 years old.
A cold snap this weekend could hold up the process, but some syrup makes have started tapping trees and collecting sap.
The number of dairy farms in Massachusetts dropped significantly between 2007 and 2012, according to US Census data out this month.
Since the 1970s, the Cummington Fairgrounds in the western Massachusetts hilltown of Cummington has hosted sheep and wool enthusiasts for a weekend of family and sheep focused events.
A deadly pig virus has hit 27 states throughout the country, including Vermont. In Massachusetts agriculture officials are urging swine farmers to take precautions.
The University of Massachusetts-Amherst announced today [Monday] it is establishing an “Agricultural Learning Center” on the north side of its campus to give hands-on farming experience to students