|INFORMATION AND BID APPLICATION FOR CT DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE HORSE AUCTION|
| ||This auction of 32 horses seized by the Connecticut Department of Agriculture in February 2016 as part of an animal-cruelty investigation will help pay for costs incurred through caring for them and other animals at the department’s Large Animal Rehabilitation Facility.|
|THROWBACK ORGANIC FARMER SUCCEEDING WITH CUTTING-EDGE GROWING TECHNIQUES IN LEBANON|
| ||LEBANON - Bryan O’Hara keeps five tractors on his Tobacco Road Farm, but these days they don’t get a whole lot of use. As he puts it, “the iron is largely idle” not due to a lack of production, but because his no-till organic growing methods simply don’t require much machinery.
|DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE REMINDS FARM ANIMAL EXHIBITORS AND VISITORS TO FOLLOW RECOMMENDED HANDLING AND HYGIENE PRACTICES|
| ||After a recent outbreak of E. Coli at a Connecticut goat farm that sickened dozens of people, the Department of Agriculture reminds anyone who holds or visits a farm animal exhibition to take precautions to prevent the potential spread of disease from animals to people.|
|EAST HAMPTON HORSE BREEDERS CHARGED WITH MULTIPLE COUNTS OF ANIMAL CRUELTY|
| ||The owners of 32 horses and numerous other animals seized last month from Fairy Tail Equine in East Hampton have been charged with multiple counts of animal cruelty. Thomas Olajos, 36, and his wife Melanie Olajos, 37, of 47 Daniel St., were arrested Friday by East Hampton police after an investigation by animal control officers from the Connecticut Department of Agriculture.
|CONNECTICUT’S MAPLE SEASON STARTED EARLY, STILL GOING STRONG|
| ||The rhythmic chug of a vacuum pump and the sound of maple sap splashing into a metal storage tank signaled how Bob and Josh Miller would spend the afternoon at their Tri-Mountain Sugarhouse in Durham.