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Baker-Polito Administration Awards Over $13.2 Million to Support Food Security in Massachusetts 

2/11/2021 Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

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Baker-Polito Administration Awards Grants to Help Farms Improve Agricultural Composting Operations  

12/15/2020 Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources

Funding will support improvements in agricultural composting practices and facilitate on-farm compost use.

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Baker-Polito Administration Declares November 27, 2020 as “Green Friday”  

11/27/2020 Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

The Baker-Polito Administration has declared Friday, November 27, 2020 as “Green Friday” to encourage people across the Commonwealth to visit their local farms and nurseries for Christmas trees, holiday plants, and holiday decorating needs.

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Grants to Support Buy Local Organizations 

10/30/2020 Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources

Grants will support agricultural industries in western, central, northeastern, and southeastern Massachusetts.

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Baker-Polito Administration Declares October “Massachusetts Cranberry Month” 

10/09/2020 Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources

Governor Charlie Baker declared October as “Massachusetts Cranberry Month."

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State Agricultural Officials Urge Residents to Report Signs of Invasive Spotted Lanternfly 

9/25/2020 Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources

MDAR is urging residents to report any sign of the invasive pest.

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces $7.75 Million to Support Upgrades, Research at UMass Cranberry Station 

8/26/2020 Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

Funding will support infrastructure upgrades, including the design, construction, retrofitting and outfitting of enhanced laboratory space.

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Baker-Polito Administration Launches Online Platform to Enhance Food System Connections 

8/10/2020 Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources

MassGrown Exchange Will Assist Farmers, Fisheries, and Food Businesses Across the Commonwealth

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State Officials Announce Plans to Conduct Aerial Spraying for Mosquitoes in Sections of Southeastern Massachusetts 

8/08/2020 Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources

Spraying is expected to begin on Monday, August 10, and continue over several evenings.

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Massachusetts Residents Asked to Report Receipt of Any Unsolicited Packages of Seeds 

7/28/2020 Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources

Residents that receive or have received an unsolicited package of seeds should not plant the seeds and contact state plant regulatory officials.

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Permanent Protection of 165 Acres of Farmland in Berkshire County 

6/03/2020 Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources

The Baker-Polito Administration announced today the acquisition of 165 acres at Springstube Farm in West Stockbridge.

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State Agriculture Officials Remind Horse Owners to Vaccinate Against Mosquito-Borne Diseases 

5/07/2020 Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) is reminding horse owners to vaccinate their horses against the mosquito-borne viral diseases Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and West Nile Virus (WNV).

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Baker-Polito Administration Files Legislation to Combat Mosquito-Borne Diseases in the Commonwealth 

4/16/2020 Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito

Proposal would authorize statewide approach to mitigate risk of diseases like Eastern Equine Encephalitis, West Nile Virus

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Baker-Polito Administration Declares March “Massachusetts Maple Month” 

3/06/2020 Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources

Governor Charlie Baker today declared March as “Massachusetts Maple Month,.”

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Baker-Polito Administration Declares November 29, 2019 as “Green Friday” 

11/29/2019 Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

Declaration Made to Recognize Massachusetts’ Christmas Tree Farms and Nurseries

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