Department of Agriculture

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CT Weekly Agricultural Report
   
 
 

Latest News
6/13/2018
IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PRODUCE SAFETY RULE FIRST STEPS
  The Connecticut Department of Agriculture (DoAg) and the University of Connecticut (UConn) Extension will be working together to conduct On Farm Readiness Review (OFRR)s for Connecticut farms.

6/6/2018
SAFETY AND SURVIVAL ON THE WATER
  Environmental Analysts from the Connecticut Department of Agriculture (DoAg)s Bureau of Aquaculture are on the water year round in a variety of temperatures and conditions. Having survival knowledge should anything happen is essential to keeping staff safe while on the water.

5/30/2018
2018 ISSUE OF CONNECTICUT GROWN MAGAZINE NOW AVAILABLE
  The Connecticut Department of Agriculture (DoAg) has released the second annual issue of Connecticut Grown Magazine.

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.