Department of Agriculture

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Where to find CT Grown Products
   

Latest News
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 Agricultureís Farmland Preservation Program.

5/5/2015
AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT MONITORING SPREAD OF AVIAN INFLUENZA, URGES VIGILANCE BY POULTRY OWNERS
  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.

5/5/2015
AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT WORKING TO ATTRACT MORE CUSTOMERS, GROWERS TO HARTFORD REGIONAL MARKET
  With the spring planting season finally underway, the Department of Agriculture is ramping up efforts to attract more growers and customers to the busy farmersí market at the Hartford Regional Market.

4/16/2015
UPDATED GROW CONNECTICUT FARMS REPORT A BLUEPRINT FOR STATEíS AGRICULTURAL FUTURE
  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).

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.