Department of Agriculture

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Where to find CT Grown Products
   

 

 

Latest News
8/25/2014
PLANT GRANTS HELPING FARMERS REBUILD FROM EXTREME WEATHER DAMAGE
  The twisted skeletons of seven hoophouses that collapsed under the weight of a February 2013 blizzard still line one end of the Semkow Farms property in Colchester.

8/12/2014
EXPLORING CHALLENGES, OPPORTUNITIES FOR CT FARMERS AT PLANT SCIENCE DAY
  Farmers in Connecticut and other Northeast states face a combination of challenges and opportunities from changing weather patterns that science shows are mainly sparked by man-made greenhouse gases.

8/12/2014
REDDING HORSE OWNER CHARGED WITH ANIMAL NEGLECT
  (REDDING, CT) – The July seizure of two emaciated horses has led to charges of animal cruelty against their owner.Lisa Lind-Larsen, 75, of 6 Packer Brook, was charged with two counts of cruelty to animals in the July 10 seizure of two Mustangs by State Animal Control Officers from the Dept. of Agriculture.

8/7/2014
NEW LAW DECLARING HORSES NOT NATURALLY VICIOUS MARKED IN BETHANY
  If there was a single ill-tempered horse among the dozens at Locket’s Meadow Farm last week, it certainly wasn’t apparent to a crowd including the Governor that interrupted the animals’ day for a celebration on their behalf.

7/29/2014
URBAN AGRICULTURE, FARMERS’ MARKETS TAKING ROOT ACROSS STATE
  From cement-block beds and countless plastic buckets packed atop the cracked asphalt of her North End driveway, Tamekah Edwards harvests an astonishing bounty of crops that puts an urban twist on the term CT Grown.

7/24/2014
PRESERVED GOSHEN FARM AMONG 300 TO BE CELEBRATED AT SEPT. EVENT IN LEBANON
  George Schuster doesn’t call himself a farmer, but one would be hard pressed to find someone more passionate about protecting farmland – including the centuries-old farm in Goshen where he was raised and still lives.

7/17/2014
GOV. MALLOY ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO VISIT CONNECTICUT’S 130 FARMERS’ MARKETS
  (HARTFORD, CT) – With nearly all of Connecticut’s 130 farmers’ markets now open for the season, Governor Dannel P. Malloy is encouraging residents to eat healthy while supporting their local growers and economy by visiting one.

7/16/2014
INVESTIGATING HORSE-NEGLECT CASES A COMPLICATED, SENSITIVE TASK
  Photographs of emaciated horses seized from their owners in animal-neglect cases naturally provoke revulsion and scorn when they reach the public through news coverage.

7/9/2014
SEASON-EXTENDING TECHNIQUES HELP FARMERS MEET DEMAND FOR EARLY CORN
  The countless thousands of Connecticut residents who got their first taste of local sweet corn over July 4th weekend probably never gave a thought to the months of work it took to produce those ears by the traditional start of corn season.

7/1/2014
PROTECTION OF FARMS TO BE ACCELERATED THROUGH DOAG’S FARMLAND PRESERVATION PROGRAM
  The fire that burned their dairy barn to the ground on the third day of summer 2000 effectively ended the milking operation that had been in the McCaw family since 1959.

5/30/2014
Farmers Give Input on Hartford Regional Market Redesign
  They want more space to sell their products, perhaps a bigger roof over their heads and more ways to attract farmers and customers.