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New England Farmers Hurt By Freezes Eligible for Loans
BOSTON (AP) — Federal authorities say Massachusetts farmers are now eligible to apply for low-interest emergency loans to make up for some of the losses caused by cold weather earlier this year.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated most of the state's mainland as a primary natural disast…
Early Apple Crop Looks Strong in Mass.
With the 34th annual Apple and Peach festival being held this weekend in Acushnet, Massachusetts officials say some apple growers are reporting a strong crop and some above-average sized fruit as the picking season begins following a tough 2012.