Department of Agriculture

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CT Weekly Agricultural Report
   
 
 

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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).

11/16/2017
COMPLIANCE WITH CONNECTICUT GROWN LAW INCREASING AT FARMERS’ MARKETS, IMPROVEMENT STILL NEEDED
  More than 70 Dept. of Agriculture inspections at farmers’ markets this season showed that while the bulk of growers and vendors were following state laws regarding use of the Connecticut Grown label to advertise their products, more compliance is needed.

11/7/2017
PRESERVING A FARM AND A FAMILY’S HERITAGE AS NEIGHBORHOODS CLOSE IN
  SUFFIELD - As well-manicured housing subdivisions continue to sprout up at the very edges of their crop fields, the Bieolonko family has ensured that nearly 125 acres of their home farm will forever remain in agriculture after conveying its development rights to the state under its Farmland Preservation Program.