Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation Backs Farm-Friendly Bills for 2015-16 Legislative Session

The Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation is backing 15 bills in the 2015-16 legislative session that are friendly to small farms, removing red tape that is harmful to their small businesses.

Currently, Massachusetts state law allows raw milk to be sold to consumers on the farm, but Bill S.419 proposes allowing farmers to deliver raw milk to consumers – a change that would bolster sales.

Other changes that would result from these bills being passed include state standards for humane treatment of livestock, the creation of a farm-friendly plumbing code, the creation of a committee to protect honeybees, and easing the process of opening slaughterhouses.

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