Drought Puts Squeeze on Valley Farmers

Nov 30 2016

 
The Daily Hampshire Gazette, November 28, 2016, by Jack Suntrup
Farmer fortunes are tied to the elements. Too much rain or too little can have the same effect — a spoiled growing season.
Much of New England has been snared in drought conditions since April. The National [continue reading]

Grants Available for Local Farmers| Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation & Big Y supermarkets

Jan 6 2016
rotator-grants The Recorder, January 6th, 2016
For a second year, the Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation, together with Big Y supermarkets, plans to support local farmers with projects that will help improve their farm business, and is expanding the program from $75,000 to $100,000.
The awards helped 33 farms in the Pioneer and [continue reading]

Western Mass ‘Buy Local’ Groups Receive State Grants

Dec 24 2015
3020337-poster-p-1-with-farmplicity-the-farm-to-table-movement-meets-the-21st-century MassLive, December 24th, 2015, by Shira Schoenberg. 
Programs to help people buy local produce in Western Massachusetts have received new state grants.
“The Buy Local program ensures that Massachusetts residents have access to nutritious, locally grown products,
and provides opportunities for continued economic and agricultural development throughout the Commonwealth,” said [continue reading]

New Farm Grant for GCC Student Internships

Dec 22 2015
Photo Credit: Greenfield Community CollegeSource: Greenfield Community College
The Recorder, December 22nd, 2015, by Recorder Staff.
A community college association has awarded Greenfield Community College, Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture, and the Franklin Community Co-op $25,000 to fund paid internships for six GCC students at the local agriculture promoters and the co-op business.
The [continue reading]

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