Department of Agriculture

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6/24/2015
NINE NEGLECTED HORSES, NUMEROUS DOGS AND CATS SEIZED IN NEWTOWN BY DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
   (NEWTOWN, CT) - The Department of Agriculture today seized nine horses that were found to be malnourished and living in unhealthy conditions. The seizure at 40 Towns End Road came after an investigation into complaints about the horses’ health and living conditions, including inadequate food, water and shelter

6/24/2015
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE ANNOUNCES DISPERSAL OF GOAT HERD SEIZED IN CORNWALL CRUELTY CASE
  A herd of goats seized in an animal-cruelty case in Cornwall is being dispersed through a plan that minimizes the potential spread of contagious disease that afflicted most of the animals and allows some to be adopted for youth agricultural projects, returned to agricultural production or placed in a rescue sanctuary, Department of Agriculture Commissioner Steven K. Reviczky said today.

6/3/2015
STATE STRAWBERRY GROWERS OVERCOME WEATHER CHALLENGES, PREDICT ROBUST CROP
  Connecticut strawberry growers are predicting a robust crop as the season begins in earnest this weekend, despite the harsh winter and dry spring.

5/14/2015
MYSTIC RIVER WASTEWATER DYE STUDY WILL BRIEFLY TURN WATER REDDISH - RESIDENTS ADVISED PROCESS IS HARMLESS
  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.

5/6/2015
BEAVER BROOK FARM IN LYME LATEST TO BE PRESERVED FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
  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 Agriculture’s Farmland Preservation Program.