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Worcester among 11 Mass. counties deemed natural disaster areas

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Eleven of the state's 14 counties have been deemed "primary natural disaster areas" by the United States Department of Agriculture due to substantial crop losses that began with a February deep...

Task force cites new drought impacts

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Central Massachusetts communities are ratcheting up water use restrictions in the face of a deepening drought.

State launches $1M drought loan fund for farmers

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Up to $1 million in micro-loans will now be available to Massachusetts farmers struggling under the impacts of a widespread and historic drought.

Drought severity expands

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In the midst of a summer devoid of significant rainfall, all of Massachusetts is now at least "abnormally dry" and the portion feeling the effects of a "severe drought" or worse has expanded to cover...

Farms feeling scorch of dry summer

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Standing in front of a patch of strawberry plants about 10 inches shorter than they would be during a wetter summer, Gov. Charlie Baker and other state officials on Thursday urged Massachusetts...

Baker backs Nashoba winery in alcohol dispute

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Charlie Baker has thrown his support behind the Nashoba Valley Winery to allow it to continue to pour its homemade wines, beers and spirits at both the Bolton winery and restaurant.

Senate adds plastic bag ban to agriculture bill

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Massachusetts shoppers would be able to buy craft beers and spirits at farmers markets -- but not take those bottles or any other purchases home in a plastic bag -- under a bill approved Thursday by...

Massachusetts milk sales plummet 44%

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The sales of milk by Massachusetts dairy farmers fell by 44 percent in 2015, according to the National Agriculture Statistics Service.

Natick's StrattComm recognized by SBA

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StrattComm has been named Massachusetts' Veteran-Owned Small Business of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Students feeding Mass. agriculture industry

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Educating agriculture students forms a pillar of support for the farming industry in Massachusetts.

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