Governor Deval Patrick's Budget Recommendation - House 1 Fiscal Year 2014

Department of Agricultural Resources

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The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources's (MDAR) mission is to ensure the long-term viability of agriculture in Massachusetts. Through its four divisions Agricultural Conservation & Technical Assistance, Agricultural Markets, Animal Health and Crop and Pest Services MDAR strives to support, regulate and enhance the rich diversity of the Commonwealth's agricultural community to promote economically and environmentally sound food safety and animal health measures, and fulfill agriculture's role in energy conservation and production.

Governing Laws:


MGL C. 20 Department of Food and Agriculture
MGL C. 128 Agriculture and Conservation
MGL C. 129 Livestock Disease Control
MGL C. 132B Massachusetts Pesticide Control Act
MGL C. 94A Milk Control
MGL C. 94 Inspection and Sale of Food, Drugs and Various Articles
MGL C. 61A Assessment & Taxation of Agricultural & Horticultural Land
MGL C. 40A S. 3 Zoning
MGL C. 111 S. 125A Public Health Nuisances
MGL C. 90 S. 9 Motor Vehicles & Aircraft - Motor Vehicles
MGL C. 252 S. 2 State Reclamation & Mosquito Control Board
MGL C. 140 S. 138-141 Licenses


330 CMR Department of Agricultural Resources
333 CMR Pesticide Regulations



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