More than 90 local farms receive grants for new equipment

Dozens of western Massachusetts farms will receive grants from the Local Farmers Awards. A total of $225,000 in grants will be divided to 97 local farms to help process, plant, grow and harvest products. More than 180 farms applied for the grants this year to help purchase new equipment or start new projects. This year’s grant was awarded to 30 percent more farms compared to last year. “Farming is a bedrock of community. We are fortunate to have so many hard-working farmers and farms in our area,” said Steve Davis, a partner at Vimco Corporation.

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