farmers

Farm 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 disaster area due to losses caused by frosts and freezes that occurred from February through early May...
Farmers Struggle
The family feud that has led to empty shelves at the Market Basket stores is having an impact on local farmers who normally supply produce to the regional supermarket.
Early Apple Crop
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.