Department of Agriculture

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CT Weekly Agricultural Report
   
 

As of January 7, 2017, the Connecticut Department of Agricultureís new physical and mailing address will be 450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 701, Hartford CT 06103.

 

All telephone numbers and email addresses will remain the same.

 

 

Latest News
3/22/2017
OUTSTANDING YOUNG FARMER, CENTURY FARM AND AG JOURNALISM AWARDS ANNOUNCED AT AG DAY AT THE CAPITOL
  Connecticutís agriculture industry grows great crops, including the next generation of farmers.

3/8/2017
SOLAR PROJECT REDUCES FARMíS ENERGY COSTS,
  LEBANON - A self-sustaining energy supply and a roof over the heads of workers and product in their shipping area are two of the major improvements being brought to Prideís Corner Farms wholesale plant operation by the installation of a solar array that recently went online.

3/1/2017
INAUGURAL ISSUE OF CONNECTICUT GROWN MAGAZINE NOW AVAILABLE
  An overview of Connecticutís diverse and thriving agricultural industry and its importance to the stateís economy can be found in the newly-published inaugural edition of Connecticut Grown magazine.

2/22/2017
GOVERNOR, AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER MARK START OF MAPLE SEASON WITH CEREMONIAL TREE-TAPPING
  HEBRON - For a moment, the ceremonial tapping of the seasonís first sugar maple by the Governor almost went a little too well. As soon as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy hammered a metal spout into the tree near Wayne Palmerís sugarhouse Tuesday afternoon, sap began flowing down the trunk and onto the snow-covered ground.

2/14/2017
PLANNED HYDROPONIC FARM IN SUFFIELD GETS STATE FINANCIAL BACKING
  A 43-acre indoor hydroponic vegetable farm in Suffield being created by a well-known Connecticut farmer and his partners will receive $3 million in state assistance and is expected to create 40 new jobs over the next two years.

2/7/2017
FARM, ROADSIDE STAND TO RE-EMERGE THROUGH FARMLINK PARTNERSHIP
  NORTH GRANBY - A well-known vegetable, fruit and livestock farm that has been dormant for several years will be revived this season by the owner and a farmer who formed a partnership through the Dept. of Agricultureís FarmLink program.

2/1/2017
COUPLE STRETCHING THE GROWING, SELLING SEASON WITH DISTINCTIVE ROOT CROPS
  OLD LYME - Baylee Drown didnít just start offering exotic-sounding Purple Haze carrots, Moneta beets and Hakurei turnips to her customers without giving it some thought.

1/27/2017
AS MAPLE SEASON NEARS, PRODUCERS MEET TO TAP EXPERTSí ADVICE
  LEBANON - With the start of the maple sugaring season likely only a few weeks away, more than 100 producers gathered last Saturday to discuss ways to improve the quality and quantity of their syrup at a meeting of the Maple Syrup Producers Association of Connecticut (MSPAC).