The Department of Agriculture would become the stateís lead agency on food-safety issues; expand its Connecticut Grown marketing capabilities; revitalize the Hartford Regional Market; create an agricultural innovation center and expand agricultural education offerings under the latest recommendations of the Governorís Council for Agricultural Development(GCAD).
A 22-acre goat dairy farm located on prime soils in Lebanon will forever remain available for agricultural production in a transaction finalized this week to convey the farmís development rights to the state Department of Agriculture.
Legislation that would require all agricultural products sold as Connecticut Grown to bear labels specifying the itemís origin is among several bills being proposed by the Department of Agriculture for the 2015 session of the General Assembly.
(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.
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