Department of Agriculture

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Latest News
7/24/2014
PRESERVED GOSHEN FARM AMONG 300 TO BE CELEBRATED AT SEPT. EVENT IN LEBANON
  George Schuster doesn’t call himself a farmer, but one would be hard pressed to find someone more passionate about protecting farmland – including the centuries-old farm in Goshen where he was raised and still lives.

7/17/2014
GOV. MALLOY ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO VISIT CONNECTICUT’S 130 FARMERS’ MARKETS
  (HARTFORD, CT) – With nearly all of Connecticut’s 130 farmers’ markets now open for the season, Governor Dannel P. Malloy is encouraging residents to eat healthy while supporting their local growers and economy by visiting one.

7/16/2014
INVESTIGATING HORSE-NEGLECT CASES A COMPLICATED, SENSITIVE TASK
  Photographs of emaciated horses seized from their owners in animal-neglect cases naturally provoke revulsion and scorn when they reach the public through news coverage.

7/9/2014
SEASON-EXTENDING TECHNIQUES HELP FARMERS MEET DEMAND FOR EARLY CORN
  The countless thousands of Connecticut residents who got their first taste of local sweet corn over July 4th weekend probably never gave a thought to the months of work it took to produce those ears by the traditional start of corn season.

7/1/2014
PROTECTION OF FARMS TO BE ACCELERATED THROUGH DOAG’S FARMLAND PRESERVATION PROGRAM
  The fire that burned their dairy barn to the ground on the third day of summer 2000 effectively ended the milking operation that had been in the McCaw family since 1959.

6/24/2014
FARMLAND RESTORATION PROGRAM PUTTING MORE ACRES, GROWERS INTO PRODUCTION
  Just a few months ago, much of the former Harris Farm atop Mount Parnassus in East Haddam was so choked with brush and thorny invasive plants it had become a hazard to anyone brave enough to tour it.

6/18/2014
DOAG PROGRAM MAKES STATE HEALTHIER FOR PETS, PEOPLE
  The Dept. of Agriculture’s (DoAg’s) efforts to reduce overpopulation and disease among dogs and cats in Connecticut are among the most comprehensive and aggressive in the nation.

6/13/2014
Fish Family Farm, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert On Milk Products And Cream Due To Potential Peanut And Tree Nut Contamination
  Fish Family Farm, Inc. of Bolton, CT is voluntarily recalling milk products and cream because as a precautionary measure they may be adulterated with peanut and tree nut (pistachio) allergens. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts or tree nuts (pistachios) run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

6/13/2014
La Finquita Cheese Issues Allergy Alert Due To Potential Peanut And Tree Nut Contamination In Fresh Farmers Cheese
  La Finquita, LLC of Stamford, CT is voluntarily recalling one lot of La Finquita Quesito Fresco Campesino Fresh Farmer’s Cheese, as a precautionary measure, because it may be adulterated with peanuts and tree nuts (pistachios). People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts or tree nuts (pistachios) run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

6/10/2014
DOAG PLAYS IMPORTANT ROLE IN FOOD-SAFETY WHILE MONITORING CHANGES IN FEDERAL RULES FOR FARMERS
  When Hurricane Irene struck Connecticut three summers ago, much of the state’s focus was on the devastation to shoreline homes and power outages that left hundreds of thousands in the dark for a week or more.

6/4/2014
DOAG TRAINING READIES OFFICERS TO HANDLE HORSES
  With one of the highest per-capita horse populations in the nation, it seems inevitable that a town animal control officer in Connecticut is eventually going to be called on to deal with one in some sort of emergency.

5/30/2014
Passport Program Showcases, Promotes CT’s Farm Wineries
  One sure sign of summer approaching is the arrival of DoAg’s blue Passport to Connecticut Farm Wineries booklets in tasting rooms all over the state.

5/30/2014
Farmers Give Input on Hartford Regional Market Redesign
  They want more space to sell their products, perhaps a bigger roof over their heads and more ways to attract farmers and customers.