Department of Agriculture

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CT Weekly Agricultural Report
   
 

As of January 7, 2017, the Connecticut Department of Agriculture’s new physical and mailing address will be 450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 701, Hartford CT 06103.

 

All telephone numbers and email addresses will remain the same.

Latest News
2/22/2017
GOVERNOR, AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER MARK START OF MAPLE SEASON WITH CEREMONIAL TREE-TAPPING
  HEBRON - For a moment, the ceremonial tapping of the season’s first sugar maple by the Governor almost went a little too well. As soon as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy hammered a metal spout into the tree near Wayne Palmer’s sugarhouse Tuesday afternoon, sap began flowing down the trunk and onto the snow-covered ground.

2/14/2017
PLANNED HYDROPONIC FARM IN SUFFIELD GETS STATE FINANCIAL BACKING
  A 43-acre indoor hydroponic vegetable farm in Suffield being created by a well-known Connecticut farmer and his partners will receive $3 million in state assistance and is expected to create 40 new jobs over the next two years.

2/7/2017
FARM, ROADSIDE STAND TO RE-EMERGE THROUGH FARMLINK PARTNERSHIP
  NORTH GRANBY - A well-known vegetable, fruit and livestock farm that has been dormant for several years will be revived this season by the owner and a farmer who formed a partnership through the Dept. of Agriculture’s FarmLink program.

2/1/2017
COUPLE STRETCHING THE GROWING, SELLING SEASON WITH DISTINCTIVE ROOT CROPS
  OLD LYME - Baylee Drown didn’t just start offering exotic-sounding Purple Haze carrots, Moneta beets and Hakurei turnips to her customers without giving it some thought.

1/27/2017
AS MAPLE SEASON NEARS, PRODUCERS MEET TO TAP EXPERTS’ ADVICE
  LEBANON - With the start of the maple sugaring season likely only a few weeks away, more than 100 producers gathered last Saturday to discuss ways to improve the quality and quantity of their syrup at a meeting of the Maple Syrup Producers Association of Connecticut (MSPAC).

1/12/2017
INPUT SOUGHT ON DRAFT REPORT ON “ENERGY SPRAWL” AFFECTING FARMLAND, FORESTS
  HARTFORD – The state Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) is seeking input on a draft report aimed at finding ways to stimulate solar energy facilities in Connecticut in places other than farms and forests.

1/6/2017
"IT’S A GOOD TIME TO BE A BEEKEEPER RIGHT NOW”
  HAMPTON - To beekeeper and honey producer Adam Fuller, the hundreds of thousands of European Honeybees he raises are pretty much like livestock.