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New Year Breathes New Life

February 4th, 2021|

Newsletter Introduction – February 2021 Christy's cow, Shine, at full term pregnancy By Jocelyn Langer, NOFA/Mass Executive Director  With a successful online Winter Conference behind us, a policy victory with the passage of the Healthy Soils Bill, and what looks to be a banner year for the NOFA Tri-State Bulk [...]

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Three Legume Cover Crops for Nitrogen, Better Tilth and More

February 4th, 2021|

By Noah Courser-Kellerman, Farmer at Alprilla Farm Cover crops are the backbone of our soil building strategy at Alprilla Farm. Most of our land is a heavy silt loam tending towards clay, laid down by the shallow sea that covered our area after the glaciers receded. While our soils can be quite [...]

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Healthy Soils Bill is Now Law! Action Needed on Pesticides

February 4th, 2021|

By Marty Dagoberto, NOFA/Mass Policy Director We have some great news about the Healthy Soils Bill in this issue. Take a moment to celebrate, but not too long: we need to get calling legislators to cosponsor the slate of pesticide reform bills being introduced this month! Also, the Pesticide Board [...]

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Buying fresh, unpasteurized milk from a local farm is good for your family’s health, good for the farm and good for the environment. NOFA/Mass is working to make safe, healthy raw milk easily available in Massachusetts.

Right now, there are very few raw milk dairies in the densely-populated eastern part of the state. Customers who want raw milk from this area often have to drive for an hour or more to a raw milk dairy. By opening up the market through delivery, the raw milk market would serve more customers and increase the economic vitality of small dairies.

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Policy Updates

By Marty Dagoberto

1110, 2020

Support the Healthy Soils Bill Amendment

On July 29th, 2020, with the support of our Coalition, our Healthy Soils Champion in the Senate, Senator Jo Comerford, was successful in advocating for the text of the Healthy Soils Bill to be included as an [...]

1508, 2020

Opt out of broadcast mosquito spraying

Mosquito season comes back with the warmth, and even though spraying of pesticides to control adult mosquitoes is the least effective and most environmentally damaging method to control mosquito diseases, we’re about to be [...]

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