Department of Agriculture

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Where to find CT Grown Products
   

Latest News
4/1/2015
LEBANON GOAT DAIRY FARM TO BE PERMANENTLY PROTECTED UNDER AGREEMENT WITH DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
  A 22-acre goat dairy farm located on prime soils in Lebanon will forever remain available for agricultural production in a transaction finalized this week to convey the farmís development rights to the state Department of Agriculture.

3/20/2015
USDA SNAP SIGN-UP DAY FOR CT FARMERS AND FARMERSí MARKETS MARCH 31 IN DERBY
  Farmers interested in becoming authorized to accept federal USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) coupons are encouraged to register during a Merchant Sign-Up Day March 31.

2/27/2015
GOAT SEIZURE IN CORNWALL LEADS TO ANIMAL CRUELTY CHARGES AGAINST OWNERS
  Multiple charges of animal cruelty have been filed against the owners of a Cornwall goat dairy where inspectors from the Department of Agriculture seized dozens of malnourished goats last month.

2/24/2015
AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT PROPOSING LEGISLATIVE CHANGES AFFECTING LABELING OF FARM PRODUCTS, AGRICULTURAL NOISE-MAKERS, DOG ATTACK CASES
  Legislation that would require all agricultural products sold as Connecticut Grown to bear labels specifying the itemís origin is among several bills being proposed by the Department of Agriculture for the 2015 session of the General Assembly.

2/17/2015
COMMISSIONER REVICZKY MAKES NEW HIRES, REASSIGNMENTS TO BETTER SERVE AGRICULTURAL COMMUNITY
  Agriculture Commissioner Steven K. Reviczky is pleased to announce the recent hiring of a number of new employees and the reassignment of others in an effort to better serve the agricultural community.

2/17/2015
GUIDE FOR MUNICIPALITIES DESIGNED TO SPUR GROWTH IN CONNECTICUT FARMS
  Seeking to increase collaboration with towns and cities on agricultural initiatives of all kinds, the Department of Agriculture has published ďA Guide for MunicipalitiesĒ that outlines the departmentís programs and services and encourages engagement by town officials and citizens.

9/10/2014
State DoAg: New Policy for Shellfish Beds Will Increase Production, Improve Food Safety and Protect Taxpayer Dollars
  (Hartford, CONN.) Agriculture Commissioner Steven K. Reviczky has announced a new policy regarding the stateís shellfish leases, one that will enhance opportunities for small businesses, ensure public safety, and protect taxpayersí investments.