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Senator: Legal marijuana would create challenges

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Highly potent edible forms of marijuana make up nearly half the legalized market in Colorado and have had dangerous consequences for adults and children, according to a Massachusetts senator who...

North County chamber to finance small biz growth

Roy Nascimento took over as leader of the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce one year ago, succeeding David L. McKeehan, the North Central chamber's only chief executive since its...

Worcester State adds freight farm, fresh produce

Sam Bonacci |

Worcester State University will be the first higher education campus in New England to make use of a freight farm with a 40-foot shipping container set to yield an acre's worth of fresh produce for...

Local produce hitting Big Y shelves this fall

Springfield-based Big Y Foods says this is its biggest year yet for featuring locally grown fruits and vegetables in its markets.Last year, Big Y...

Push to label genetically modified foods gains momentum

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Now supported by more than three-quarters of state lawmakers, legislation that would require all genetically engineered food to be labeled won praise from proponents Tuesday as a consumer protection...

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...

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