Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR)

Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources

The Department's mission is to ensure the long-term viability of agriculture in Massachusetts.


251 Causeway St, Suite 500, Boston, MA 02115-2151
Amherst Office
101 University Drive, Suite C4, Amherst, MA 01002


Boston 617-626-1700

8:45 am - 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Amherst 413-548-1900

by appt.


Boston 617-626-1850
Amherst 413-548-1901

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.

In July 2017, MDAR began migrating its website content into this new format. While this process is underway, some pages will remain on the classic site. See all MDAR programs and services on classic

Recent news & announcements

Press Release

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

10/13/2017 Department of Public Health

Residents urged to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites

Press Release

Governor Baker Kicks Off Massachusetts Cranberry Harvest Season 

10/07/2017 Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

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