Department of Agriculture

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CT Weekly Agricultural Report
   
 
 

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5/23/2018
CRUELTY TO CARING
  For the past 15 years, the Department of Agriculture (DoAg), with cooperation from the Department of Correction, has provided a sanctuary for the worst cases of abused, starved, and neglected horses and livestock in Connecticut.

5/16/2018
2018 PASSPORT TO CONNECTICUT FARM WINERIES BEGINS
  The 2018 Passport to Connecticut Farm Wineries (Passport) program began May 4, 2018 and runs through November 4, 2018.

5/9/2018
SATELLITE VESSEL MONITORING SYSTEM ENSURES OYSTER SAFETY
  On October 20, 2017, the Department of Agriculture (DoAg)’s, Bureau of Aquaculture implemented a voluntary vessel monitoring system (VMS) project in conjunction with the dredging of the federal channel in the Housatonic River in Stratford. This area is the largest and most productive designated public natural seed oyster bed in Connecticut.

5/2/2018
ANIMAL POPULATION CONTROL PROGRAM REDUCES OVERPOPULATION AND INFECTIOUS ANIMAL DISEASES
  Since 1996, the Department of Agriculture (DoAg)’s Animal Population Control Program (APCP) has provided benefits to more than 200,000 companion pets here in Connecticut.

4/25/2018
SIGNIFICANT PARCEL OF FARMLAND PRESERVED IN ROCKY HILL
  The Connecticut Department of Agriculture (DoAg) has preserved a significant parcel of farmland in Rocky Hill. Approximately 70 acres of farmland at the Hintz Farm was preserved through the placement of a permanent conservation easement recorded on land records at Rocky Hill town hall on January 26, 2018.

4/18/2018
FOOD SAFETY -Violative Antibiotic Tissue Residues at Slaughter: Sorting Out Who, What and Why
  Most livestock producers are well aware of the importance of having a comprehensive herd health plan developed with their veterinarian that includes the responsible use of antibiotics, now often termed “antibiotic or antimicrobial stewardship,” primarily as a means of preventing residues from such drugs contaminating or adulterating animal-derived food products.

4/11/2018
Farmland Restoration Program Brings Land Back Into Agricultural Production
  The Farmland Restoration Program (FLRP) has provided approximately $3.6 million of funding to farm projects that increase Connecticut’s agricultural land resource base since its creation by Governor Dannel P. Malloy in 2011, and has leveraged approximately $5.6 million in matching funds.

4/4/2018
GREAT AMERICAN AQUACULTURE NEARS FIRST HARVEST
  Great American Aquaculture LLC (dba Ideal Fish) has launched an aquaculture business in Connecticut that will produce fresh, sustainable, and safe seafood in land-based, recirculating aquaculture systems.

3/28/2018
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
  The Connecticut General Assembly meets each winter and spring. In odd-numbered years, the legislature is in session from January to June. During these longer sessions, members formulate a budget for the state and propose legislation on any and every topic that may be of import to the people in their districts or to the State of Connecticut.

3/21/2018
SAFELY ENJOY YOUR BACKYARD FLOCK
  The first day of spring is upon us along with the holiday celebration of new life and high expectations of a new growing season.