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8/15/2018
NOAA SCIENTISTS MONITORING CONNECTICUT AQUACULTURE
  Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries Northeast Fisheries Science Center laboratory in Milford have been working for the last two summers in Long Island Sound to document environmental benefits provided by Connecticut’s oyster aquaculture industry.

8/8/2018
DAIRY INSPECTIONS: THE IMPORTANCE OF TRAINING
  The Connecticut Department of Agriculture (DoAg)’s dairy unit inspects and regulates dairy products from “the cow to the consumer” to ensure compliance with both state and federal laws and regulations. Included in this broad regulatory oversight are dairy farms, milk processing plants, yogurt manufacturers, cheese manufacturers, and bulk milk tankers

8/1/2018
AGRICULTURAL LICENSES PROTECT HUMANS, ANIMALS, AND THE ENVIRONMENT
  No one has ever been excited about having to get a license, but understanding the reasons behind the licenses and their associated fees can make the process a little more bearable.

7/24/2018
FARM-TO-WHOLESALE PROGRAMS
  The Department of Agriculture (DoAg) works with Connecticut farmers and wholesale distributors of produce, meat, milk, eggs, and other agricultural products to encourage the sale and distribution of Connecticut Grown products.

7/19/2018
CONNECTICUT SENIOR AND WIC FARMERS’ MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAMS ARE THRIVING
  The Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP)s administered by the Connecticut Department of Agriculture (DoAg) are in full swing at more than 100 farmers’ markets in Connecticut.

7/18/2018
PHYTOPLANKTON MONITORING IN CONNECTICUT
  The Department of Agriculture (DoAg)’s Bureau of Aquaculture is responsible for monitoring the levels of phytoplankton in coastal waters. The phytoplankton DoAg is looking for consists of algae and dinoflagellates, both of which have the potential to produce toxins that can affect shellfish consumption.

7/11/2018
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.

7/3/2018
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.

6/27/2018
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).

6/20/2018
LEGISLATIVE WRAP-UP
  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.