|DoAgís Voluntary Small Shell Egg Processing Plant Inspection Program|
| ||The Connecticut Department of Agriculture (DoAg) has established the Voluntary Small Egg Processing Plant Inspection Program to assist small egg producers wishing to sell eggs through wholesale channels.|
|The Connecticut Department of Agricultureís Commodities Unit: An Overview|
| ||The Agricultural Commodities Unit in the Connecticut Department of Agricultureís Bureau of Regulation and Inspection is responsible for a wide diversity of functions and programs.|
|Connecticutís 2013 Vibrio Control Plan|
| ||On April 30, 2013, the Connecticut Department of Agricultureís Bureau of Aquaculture hosted a meeting with Connecticutís shellfish industry members at the Bridgeport Regional Aquaculture Science and Technology Education Center. The purpose was to provide an update and opportunity for discussion of current regulatory issues facing the industry.|
|Grow Connecticut Farms First Annual Report Released April 9, 2013|
| ||Last month (in the March 6, 2013 issue) I told you a bit about what the Governorís Council for Agricultural Development has been doing since January 2012, and I explained that we were working with Governor Malloyís office to release the councilís first annual report on its Grow Connecticut Farms strategic plan.|
|Governorís Council for Agricultural Development Issues First Report|
| ||(HARTFORD, CONN.) Today Connecticut Agriculture Commissioner Steven K. Reviczky announced that the Governorís Council for Agricultural Development has presented its first annual report to Governor Dannel P. Malloy.|
|Update on the Governorís Council for Agricultural Development|
| ||The Governorís Council for Agricultural Development has been very busy this past year.
Starting at the beginning of January 2012, after enactment of Public Act 11-189, the council and its 15 members have been hard at work to develop recommendations on ways to increase the percentage of consumer dollars spent on Connecticut-grown fresh produce and farm products, and on the development, diversification, and promotion of agricultural products, programs, and enterprises in the state.|
|The 2013 Connecticut Department of Agriculture Legislative Agenda|
| ||The 2013 session of the Connecticut General Assembly convenes Wednesday, January 9, 2013, as per Section II of the Third Article of the Constitution of the State of Connecticut:
There shall be a regular session of the General Assembly on the Wednesday following the first Monday of January in the odd-numbered years, and on the Wednesday following the first Monday of February in the even-numbered years, and at such other times as the General Assembly shall judge necessary; but the person administering the Office of Governor may, on special emergencies, convene the General Assembly at any other time . . .