The new U.S. Senator in Massachusetts , Mo Cowan, was on a fact-finding tour in western Massachusetts Friday. Cowan is getting up to speed on farm policy.
The new senator visited the 800 acre Nourse Farm in Whately. The owners of the family farm expect to sell 30 million fruit plants including strawberries, blueberries and raspberries to growers in the United States and overseas this year. It has an onsite research center for developing plants that are disease resistant.