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Thursday, March 26, 2020
A message from Commissioner Lebeaux »
Greetings, Massachusetts Agriculture and all its friends, Normally today is one of my most favorite days of the year...
Friday, February 21, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Best Management Practices for Boxwood Health in the Landscape Fact Sheet Available »
Resource Expands HRI’s Growing Boxwood Blight Library WASHINGTON and COLUMBUS, OH – The Horticultural Research Ins...
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
AmericanHort Update on Additional 30,000 H-2B Visas »
The Departments of Homeland Security and Labor plan to officially release a rule that kicks off an application process for...
Friday, February 22, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Crop Insurance Deadline Nears in Massachusetts »
Growers with Spring Planted Crops Need to Make Insurance Decisions Soon RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 15, 2019 – The USDA’s Ris...
Wednesday, December 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
AmericanHort Commends Passage of Farm Bill »
Final Bill a Big Win for Horticulture For Immediate Release December 12, 2018 Mary Beth Cowardin Vice President...
Thursday, August 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Massachusetts Department of Transportation Marking Regulations Enforcement Update »
Massachusetts Farm Bureau has been informed that "strict" enforcement by the state police regarding the new intrastate DOT...
Friday, March 23, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
UMass Extension Landscape Message: March 23, 2018 »
UMass Extension's Landscape Message is a regular update to inform and help guide Green Industry professionals in the manag...
Wednesday, January 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Funding the Government, Take #5 »
The federal government’s fiscal year began on October 1, 2017, but Congress has yet to pass a spending bill to fund govern...
Wednesday, January 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
What's Ahead for Top AmericanHort Advocacy Priorities in 2018 »
Despite Congress just returning to Washington after the holiday break, 2018 is already shaping up to be quite active with...
Wednesday, January 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Immigration Discussions Go From Volatile to Chaotic »
Amidst a series of bipartisan White House-convened meetings to pursue a deal on border security and a solution for the rou...
Wednesday, December 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
FMCSA's Agriculture ELD Waiver and Proposed Regulatory Guidance »
Monday, December 18, 2017 marked the Congressionally mandated electronic logging device (ELD) compliance deadline which re...
Thursday, November 2, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Right now, we have our best opportunity to secure H-2B cap relief before Spring 2018 »
Some of you will jump immediately into action —and we thank you! Others of you are ready to delete this message. Befor...
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
MA Farmers Voice Their Concerns About National Ag Policy During USDA Perdue's Listening Session »
NORTHBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - Sept. 1, 2017 - U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue visited Massac...
Wednesday, August 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Horticultural Research Institute: Now Accepting Scholarship Applications »
Application deadline closes September 8, 2017 Scholarships totaling $18,500 for the 2017-2018 school year are made poss...
Tuesday, July 11, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Put Smart Irrigation Month to work for your business – and our water resources »
Smart Irrigation Month is the industry’s showcase month to promote the social, economic and environmental benefits of eff...
Monday, June 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Crop Insurance Listening Sessions Coming Up! »
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation offers a “nursery policy” in all 50 states. However, the nursery crop insurance sys...
Sunday, June 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Action on Deferred Action – One Program Rescinded, Another Lives On »
The Department of Homeland Security has rescinded one Obama-era executive action granting relief from deportation to certa...
Thursday, June 22, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
USDA Adds Plants to “Not Authorized” List for Importation »
USDA’s Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) was scheduled to publish a Federal Register notice on June 19...
Wednesday, June 21, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Pilot Cert Program for Plant Cuttings Set to Launch this October »
Offshore-produced plant cuttings of diverse varieties of annuals and perennials have become an important component of the...
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
AmericanHort: Important Update Regarding Genetically Modified Petunias »
AmericanHort offers a brief update for those who are following the emerging situation regarding the distribution and sale...
Friday, March 31, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Stay on top of upcoming disease and insect problems in the landscape »
The Landscape Message for March 31, 2017 has been posted. UMass Extension's Landscape Message is a regular update t...
Monday, March 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Maine to prohibit the sale of 33 plants named invasive »
The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry has adopted rules that prohibit the sale of 33 terrestria...
Tuesday, January 31, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Boxwood Blight: Researchers Looking Outside of the Box for Solutions »
WASHINGTON, DC and COLUMBUS, OH—January 26, 2017 — Boxwood blight (BB) continues to spread throughout the US. The Universi...
Thursday, November 10, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Historic Drought Conditions Continue for Commonwealth, Cape and Islands Downgraded »
Monitoring of Water Resources to Continue, Water Conservation by Public Necessary While portions of Massachusetts have...
Friday, October 7, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Drought Conditions Continue for Large Portions of Commonwealth, Western Region Increased to Drought »
Monitoring of Water Resources to Continue, Water Conservation by Public Necessary BOSTON – October 7, 2016 – With lar...
Wednesday, September 28, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
USDA Declares Primary Natural Disaster Areas for 14 Massachusetts Counties »
Qualified Farms are Eligible for Financial Assistance Due to ongoing drought conditions and their effect on Massachuset...
Friday, September 16, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
USDA Designates 11 Counties in Massachusetts as Primary Natural Disaster Areas »
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 11 counties in Massachusetts as primary natural dis...
Thursday, September 8, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
USDA Drought Disaster Designates 4 Massachusetts Counties & FSA Emergency Loan Program »
On August 29 and September 2, 2016 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) declared certain counties in New Hampshire...
Thursday, September 8, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
H-2B: Congress Again Holds Our Spring Season in Its Hands »
Whether or not there will be enough H-2B visas to ensure an orderly and productive Spring of 2017 is all up to Congress....
Thursday, September 8, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tree Assistance Program (TAP) »
Orchardists, small fruit (including blueberries, caneberries and cranberries) and nursery tree & shrub growers who exp...
Wednesday, September 7, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Baker-Polito Administration Launches Drought Emergency Loan Fund »
BOSTON –Today the Baker-Polito Administration announced the launch of the Massachusetts Drought Emergency Loan Fund, whic...
Tuesday, September 6, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Proposed Amendments to Regulations »
Please be aware that 330 CMR 9.00 (Plant Quarantine Regulations) will be open for public comment. Visit the Massachusett...
Wednesday, August 31, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Farm Bureau Urges Governor Baker To Declare Drought A Disaster »
MARLBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS, August 31, 2016 - In response to growing concerns about the far-reaching impacts that this ye...
Monday, August 29, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Financial assistance available for UMass Extension's Green School »
UMass Extension's Green School is a bi-annual certificate course, scheduled for this fall in Milford, Massachusetts. Gree...
Friday, August 12, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Plant Importers Take Notes! »
Those importing live plants, unrooted cuttings, and cut flowers should be aware that the federal government is steadily mo...

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