|ANIMAL FEED AND PET FOOD INDUSTRIES IN CONNECTICUT|
| ||Approximately 40 manufacturers of animal feed and pet food (which includes pet treats and specialty pet food products) are located in Connecticut.|
|DYE STUDIES PROTECT CONNECTICUT SHELLFISH GROWING AREAS|
| ||In order to best classify shellfish growing areas and determine closure areas, the Department of Agriculture (DoAg)’s, Bureau of Aquaculture collaborates with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to conduct waste-water treatment plant hydrographic dye studies in Connecticut waters.|
|FARMERS’ MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAMS|
| ||There are 114 farmers’ markets in Connecticut and in 2018 more than 90% are participating in the Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP)s administered by the Connecticut Department of Agriculture (DoAg).|
| ||At midnight on May 9, 2018, the short session of the Connecticut General Assembly came to a close. In even-numbered years, the regular legislative sessions begin in February and end in May—but the shorter term does not mean that there is less work to be done, only that there is less time to do it.
|IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PRODUCE SAFETY RULE – FIRST STEPS|
| ||The Connecticut Department of Agriculture (DoAg) and the University of Connecticut (UConn) Extension will be working together to conduct On Farm Readiness Review (OFRR)s for Connecticut farms.|
|SAFETY AND SURVIVAL ON THE WATER|
| ||Environmental Analysts from the Connecticut Department of Agriculture (DoAg)’s Bureau of Aquaculture are on the water year round in a variety of temperatures and conditions. Having survival knowledge should anything happen is essential to keeping staff safe while on the water.|
|2018 ISSUE OF CONNECTICUT GROWN MAGAZINE NOW AVAILABLE|
| ||The Connecticut Department of Agriculture (DoAg) has released the second annual issue of Connecticut Grown Magazine.
|CRUELTY TO CARING|
| ||For the past 15 years, the Department of Agriculture (DoAg), with cooperation from the Department of Correction, has provided a sanctuary for the worst cases of abused, starved, and neglected horses and livestock in Connecticut.|