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State Grant Program Should Help Local Food Producers

As part of its overall response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the administration of Gov. Charlie Baker recently announced $36 million in grants to build up the commonwealth's "food security infrastructure."

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Williamstown Planning Board to Look at Bylaws for Agriculture, Lighting

The Planning Board has begun the process of studying bylaw changes that potentially could make farms more financially viable in the town.

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Lanesborough Couple's Efforts to Keep Family Farm Continues

About a month ago Kristen Tool returned home to find a for sale sign in the yard. Tool and her husband Chris Wheeler are more than a year and a half into an effort to keep the Olsen Farm. Wheeler's great-grandfather had established the farm in 1938 and it was passed down to future generations.

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Fire-Damaged Adams Farm Looks Forward as Help Pours In

But in the last several weeks the farming community has rallied around Broadlawn Farm with help coming from the youngest 4-Hers to a former governor.

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