Local

FDA Threatens Valley Farms

Photo: WHMP

FDA Threatens Valley Farms

(Pioneer Valley, MA) – Local farmers continue to rail against the FDA’s proposal to modernize food safety rules in this country.  Gary Gemme (Gem) of the Harvest Farm in Whately tells WHMP’s Bob Flaherty, the proposed regulations aren’t making it easy to for small farms stay in business.  Gemme says the Food Safety Modernization Act is intended for industrialized farms…but he says it would impact small farmers disproportionately by forcing them to spend their limited financial and labor resources to comply, forcing many out of business. The local farmers group CISA is urging people to contact the FDA with input before Friday’s deadline.

Recent Headlines

in National

Making headlines this week

AP337694203991_19

A look at some of this week's biggest stories and the headlines you may have missed.

in National

Harley recalls nearly 46,000 motorcycles

harley

The problem was found through customer complaints.

in Local

Amherst Solar Project May Still Have Life

solar panels

The company chosen to build a solar farm at the capped landfill in Amherst says it's still interested in the project.

in Local

Leeds VA Staffers Disciplined After Assault

VA Hospital Leeds

Three staff members at the VA hospital in Leeds are being disciplined after failing to report an assault perpetrated by one of their co-workers.

in Local

Northwestern DA Suspends Breathalyzer Evidence

drunk driving

Northwestern DA David Sullivan is suspending the use of Breathalyzer tests in pending OUI cases.