Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR)

The Department’s mission is to help keep the Massachusetts’ food supply safe and secure, and to work to keep Massachusetts agriculture economically and environmentally sound.

Who we serve

We 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.

MDAR programs and services A-Z

Recent news & announcements from Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources

Press Release

State Health Officials Announce Seventh Human Case of West Nile Virus in Massachusetts 

9/16/2021 Department of Public Health

Residents urged to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites

Press Release

State health officials announce West Nile virus infection in an alpaca and increased risk levels in Massachusetts 

9/10/2021 Department of Public Health

Residents urged to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites

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