Department of Agriculture

  

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7/25/2016
ANDERSON FAMILY PRESERVES THEIR FARM, AND A WAY OF LIFE, IN PORTLAND
  PORTLAND - Perched on a high bank above a stretch of the Connecticut River where Native Americans grew crops 1,000 years ago, what is now known as Anderson Farm contains some of the richest and most fertile soils in the state.

7/7/2016
HORSES SEIZED FROM EAST HAMPTON BREEDER GO TO NEW HOMES THROUGH DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AUCTION
  NIANTIC - When Army Major Dan Thomas’ career as a military pilot was ended by a severe eye injury suffered in a rocket attack in Afghanistan three years ago, a big part of his psychological recovery came from riding and caring for his horses.

7/7/2016
WORKED SINCE 1701, OWENECO FARM IN LEBANON FOREVER PRESERVED FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
  LEBANON - In a town widely regarded as a statewide leader in agricultural production and preservation, Oweneco Farm stands out as a landmark that has been worked by the same family and graced one of the main gateways into town since 1701.

7/7/2016
FIRST CT HOPS GROWERS WORKSHOP DRAWS DOZENS TO AG EXPERIMENT STATION
  WINDSOR - The newly-formed Connecticut Hops Growers Association (CHGA) held its first workshop and seminar last week, drawing nearly 70 farmers and others interested in raising the increasingly-popular crop that is a key flavor ingredient in brewing craft beer.

7/7/2016
NEW CONNECTICUT-GROWN LABELING LAW TO BE ENFORCED WITH RANDOM INSPECTIONS AT FARMERS’ MARKETS
  The Department of Agriculture will be performing unannounced inspections at farmers’ markets for compliance with new requirements regarding the sale of produce and products labeled Connecticut Grown.

7/5/2016
CENTURIES-OLD BROOKLYN FARM REVITALIZED, PERMANENTLY PROTECTED FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
  The history-rich Barrett Hill Farm in Brooklyn last week became the latest Connecticut farm, and the 15th this fiscal year, to be permanently protected under the Dept.of Agriculture’s Farmland Preservation Program.