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Two local groups to benefit from ‘buy local’ funding

Gov. Deval Patrick on Tuesday announced $300,000 in funding for seven “buy local” groups, including two in Central Massachusetts, in an effort to boost Bay State agriculture.

Worcester sees economic and health benefits in urban farming

Sam Bonacci |

Worcester Mayor Joseph Petty wants to capitalize on urban farming by opening the city to commercial farming that he says will expand the economy while enhancing the quality of food available to all...

SBA disaster loans available following extreme May weather

Emily Micucci |

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) on Wednesday announced that disaster loans are available to small businesses, agricultural cooperatives and nonprofit organizations impacted by extreme...

New methods boost yields for apple orchard owners

Emily Micucci |

Massachusetts has a rich history when it comes to growing apples. Early settlers grew them for cider, a beverage that stored well over a long time. Through the generations, and the...

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