Department of Agriculture

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CT Weekly Agricultural Report
   
 
 

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1/17/2018
EVOLUTION OF CT HOPS INDUSTRY ON DISPLAY AT ANNUAL GROWERS' MEETING
  Just a few years ago, producing hops commercially in Connecticut was nothing more than a topic of conversation among a handful of potential growers contemplating putting in a crop to capitalize on their passion and the state’s booming craft-beer industry.

1/10/2018
“WE HAD A CHOICE OF EITHER GETTING OUT OF FARMING OR MAKING SOME HARD DECISIONS ON WHERE WE WERE HEADED”
  After years of work and growth that made them the largest producer of snap beans in New England, Michele and Billy Collins were ready for their best season ever in 2011 at their Fair Weather Acres farm in Rocky Hill.

12/13/2017
CONNECTICUT’S LARGEST DAIRY FARM EXPANDS WITH EYE TOWARD COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, EDUCATION
  ELLINGTON – Building a 350,000 square-foot dairy barn and milking parlor that houses thousands of cows in a relatively visible part of town is naturally going to focus a lot of public attention on the operation.

12/6/2017
HISTORIC PORTER FARM PROTECTED FOREVER UNDER STATE’S FARMLAND PRESERVATION PROGRAM
  HEBRON - Mike Porter was a teenager when he began milking cows and harvesting crops on his family’s farm more than four decades ago.

11/28/2017
STOP-SALES ORDER ISSUED TO RAW MILK SUPPLIER
  The Connecticut Dept. of Agriculture has issued a stop-sales order to a raw milk supplier whose products made a New Jersey woman ill, prompting a health warning from the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC).