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By Marty Dagoberto, NOFA/Mass Policy Director Pesticides Hearing expected for Early October (?) We are still waiting for a date for the big public hearing on numerous pesticide related bills being considered by the state [...]
Virtual Hearing July 13th (date TBC) Postponed until September, Exact Date TBD Update 9/29/21: We are STILL waiting for word on when this hearing will happen, and expect it soon. Be sure you're signed [...]
This is a good news bulletin! The FY22 state budget approved by the Massachusetts legislature on July 8, 2021 included two amendments we had been advocating for: funding for the Mass. Healthy Soils Program [...]
By Rosemary Malfi, Massachusetts Pollinator Network Coordinator After many months of preparation, fundraising, and community building, NOFA/Mass has officially launched the Massachusetts Pollinator Network (MAPN) as part of our Policy Department. MAPN is a statewide initiative to connect and support the growing number of [...]
By Marty Dagoberto, NOFA/Mass Policy Director On March 1st 2021 the Mass. Pesticide Board Subcommittee passed a motion to protect pollinators by restricting the use of neonicotinoid pesticides (“neonics”). The new regulations, which go [...]
By Marty Dagoberto, NOFA/Mass Policy Director Now is the time: we need all NOFA/Mass members and supporters to contact their state legislators to ask them to cosponsor our legislative priorities for the 2021-22 legislative [...]
By Marty Dagoberto, NOFA/Mass Policy Director Our April Policy Newsletter is still in effect - please keep calling for legislators to ask them to cosponsor our priority bills. We were successful in securing the [...]