Department of Agriculture

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12/7/2016
CHRISTMAS TREE BUSINESS AN EVOLVING TRADITION FOR CONNECTICUT GROWERS, BUYERS
  (HAMDEN, CT) – The Moro family had no idea that the Christmas tree they chose at Broken Arrow Nursery last week was a Veitch Fir, an exotic Japanese species known for its eye-catching combination of deep green and silver needles.

11/15/2016
PRODUCING HEALTHIER CROPS, BEES AND HOPS IS FOCUS OF PROJECTS FUNDED BY 2016 SPECIALTY CROP GRANTS
  Efforts to raise disease-resistant strawberries and pumpkins, to breed pest-resistant bees and increase pollinator habitat, and to find varieties of hops suitable for growing in Connecticut are among the projects being funded by the latest round of an annual federal grant program administered by the state Department of Agriculture.

10/26/2016
DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE OFFERS FARMERS RESOURCE FOR ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
  With the growing emergence of programs to help farms achieve energy efficiency, the Dept. of Agriculture is offering a new web-based resource to help steer farmers to the right program for them.

10/20/2016
FIRST SEASON OF NEW CONNECTICUT GROWN LAW SHOWS ERRATIC COMPLIANCE AT FARMERS’ MARKETS ACROSS THE STATE
  Compliance with the state’s new laws regarding use of the Connecticut Grown logo at farmers’ markets varied widely during its first full season, Department of Agriculture inspections showed.