Department of Agriculture

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Latest News
11/19/2014
AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT TO LAUNCH ONLINE CONNECTICUT GROWN STORE
  Fans of Connecticut Grown farm products can now proclaim their passion on apparel and a variety of other functional items.

11/14/2014
IMPROVED HARVESTING TECHNIQUES PRODUCING HEALTHIER, SAFER OYSTERS, REDUCING HUMAN ILLNESS
  Aquaculture scientists from the Department of Agriculture have made significant progress in reducing the likelihood of an outbreak of a bacterial infection linked to oysters in Long Island Sound, and are continuing research into harvesting and storage methods designed to prevent illnesses from occurring.

11/5/2014
HARVESTING APPLE SALES THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA
  These days, apple grower Brian Kelliherís idea of a successful harvest isnít just measured in bushels. As Chairman of the Connecticut Apple Marketing Board (CAMB), an important part of his harvest equation now includes the growth of visitors to the boardís revamped website and new social media sites.

10/29/2014
KEEPING PULLING CONTESTS CLEAN AT THE COUNTRY FAIR
  Department of Agriculture Bureau Director Dr. Bruce Shermanís recent trip to a popular Eastern Connecticut country fair wasnít for the fun or the food.

10/22/2014
USDA/CT. DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE GRANTS FUND WIDE RANGE OF PROJECTS TO IMPROVE PRODUCTION AND SALE OF SPECIALTY CROPS
  Diane Jorsey hasnít yet seen any signs of root-rot in the fir trees at her Kensington farm, but that doesnít mean she and the stateís other Christmas tree growers arenít constantly on the lookout for the deadly disease known as Phytophthora.

10/16/2014
AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER REVICZKY ELECTED TO NATIONAL LEADERSHIP ROLE, CITES PROGRESS ON FEDERAL REIMBURSEMENT FOR FARMLAND PRESERVATION
  (HARTFORD, CT) - Agriculture Commissioner Steven K. Reviczky has been elected by his peers to a leadership role in the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA), giving Connecticut a direct voice in national agricultural policy.

10/7/2014
DOAG HELPING FARMERS MODERNIZE, STRENGTHEN OPERATIONS WITH TRANSITION GRANTS
  Even when heís sleeping, Tim Young is tracking literally every move made by the 230 dairy cows at his Valley Side Farm in Woodstock.

9/30/2014
FARM VIABILTY GRANTS AVAILABLE TO HELP MUNICIPALITIES, NON-PROFITS SUPPORT AGRICULTURAL PROJECTS
  The boxes of just-picked tomatoes, broccoli, kale and giant cauliflower that Norwich school food service manager Khanh Eckholm loaded into her van Monday afternoon at LoPresti Farm wouldnít be there for very long.

9/25/2014
FARMLAND PRESERVATION CELEBRATION DRAWS HUNDREDS TO LEBANON GREEN
  (LEBANON) - Nibbling an ear of roasted sweet corn picked that morning from a nearby field, Oliver Manning walked through the crowd gathered at the Farmland Preservation Celebration last weekend and recalled the days when he feared he might have to sell his dairy farm in town.

9/10/2014
State DoAg: New Policy for Shellfish Beds Will Increase Production, Improve Food Safety and Protect Taxpayer Dollars
  (Hartford, CONN.) Agriculture Commissioner Steven K. Reviczky has announced a new policy regarding the stateís shellfish leases, one that will enhance opportunities for small businesses, ensure public safety, and protect taxpayersí investments.