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Apply Today For The John & Liolia Schipper Memorial Grant

Through a generous bequest to the Massachusetts Farm Bureau Agricultural Preservation Foundation from the late John and Liolia Schipper, the organization is pleased to provide a grant program to assist Massachusetts farmers in becoming more economically viable and sustainable, with an emphasis on new…

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MFBF Names New Braintree Dog ‘Farm Dog of the Year’

Guard dogs provide Massachusetts farmers with companionship and protect livestock from predator attacks. Bear Paw, who is a maremma, alongside Mr. Magoo and Moose, two other maremmas, protect 10 species of livestock on 77 acres in New Braintree. Since owner Rhonda Howe adopted these three guard dogs,…

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MFBF Vice President Ryan MacKay Wins Second In National Farm Achievement Award Contest

A Rutland livestock farmer and Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) Vice President Ryan MacKay was awarded second place in American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF’s) achievement award competition last week. This competition evaluates competitor's excellence in management,…

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