AGRICULTURE

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Town officials in Deerfield, Massachusetts, are reaching out to UMass Amherst after residents complained about spraying at a grass research farm owned by the university.

John Adams Courthouse, home of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
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The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Monday took up the definitions of farming and agriculture. 

Apples.
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New England’s apple crop this year is slightly behind last year’s. The New England Apple Association says the crop is down about ten percent from 2017. 

Solitary standing cornstalks in a field in Deerfield, Massachusetts. Martha Ackmann noticed many fields had a handful of stalks that hadn't been cut down, and wondered why.
Martha Ackmann / Courtesy Martha Ackmann

 


You’ve seen them, no doubt.  Those solitary corn stalks standing alone in a field. 

While the U.S. dairy industry has welcomed the new trade deal with Canada and Mexico, Canadian farmers say it will further erode a support system that has kept markets strong and many dairy producers profitable.  

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