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.
UMass Amherst announced this week that it’s expanding the school’s agriculture program. It will now offer a Bachelor’s degree in sustainable food and farming.
Advocates of healthy school lunches are celebrating the growing popularity of fresh local produce in schools, but at a statewide conference this week in Sturbridge, Massachusetts,