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Local farmers take over 350-acre site

Sam Bonacci |

Two young farmers in Berlin have purchased a farm in Holden where they plan to raise a variety of livestock.

Farmers: Animal welfare ballot bid would boost food prices

By Colin A. Young STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

A ballot initiative seeking to eliminate the "extreme confinement" and "lifelong immobilization" of farm animals is unnecessary and would lead to a sharp rise in food prices for Massachusetts...

Worcester 1st in U.S. in community farmers markets

Sam Bonacci |

Worcester has been ranked number one in the nation for bringing nutritious food to the local community through farmer's markets, according to a recent study.

D.C. dithering on depreciation forces capital spending delays

LIVIA GERSHON SPECIAL TO THE WORCESTER BUSINESS JOURNAL |

Earlier this year, the U.S. House passed a plan to make the $500,000 cap on Section 179 capital investment depreciation permanent. But President Obama called for more clarity on how the tax break...

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