A study next week of how wastewater may affect oysters growing in the Mystic River and Long Island Sound will include use of a dye that will briefly turn a portion of the river reddish, and the Department of Agriculture is advising residents that the process is harmless.
A 163-acre sheep farm in Lyme that produces wool, meat and cheese is the latest to be permanently dedicated for agricultural production under the Department of Agricultureís Farmland Preservation Program.
The Department of Agriculture is advising all Connecticut poultry owners to closely monitor their birds for signs of an avian influenza virus that so far has led to the disposal of more than 7 million chickens and turkeys in 14 Western and Midwestern states.
The Department of Agriculture would become the stateís lead agency on food-safety issues; expand its Connecticut Grown marketing capabilities; revitalize the Hartford Regional Market; create an agricultural innovation center and expand agricultural education offerings under the latest recommendations of the Governorís Council for Agricultural Development(GCAD).
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.
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