Department of Agriculture

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CT Weekly Agricultural Report
   
 
 

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9/19/2018
CONNECTICUT FARMER GROWS TO FEED HER COMMUNITY
  USDA celebrates farmers, like Baylee Drown, who supply fresh fruits and vegetables to their communities through farmers markets. Farmers markets give consumers access to locally-grown and farm-fresh products, while giving farmers the platform to grow and connect with their customer base.

9/13/2018
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PRESERVES FIVE CONNECTICUT FARMS
  The Connecticut Department of Agriculture (DoAg) recently helped ensure that five Connecticut farms will remain in agricultural use in perpetuity. Recent closings on the Butler Farm in New Hartford, the Polek Family Farm in Enfield, the Shepard Farm in South Windsor, Cheetham White Oak Farm in Stonington, and the Spalding Farm in Woodstock...

9/5/2018
“ONE HEALTH” – A GLOBAL, NATIONAL, AND STATE INITIATIVE
  The Connecticut Department of Agriculture (DoAg) supports the goals and initiatives of One Health. One Health is a global, national, state, and local initiative to unite professionals who work in human, animal, and environmental health fields.

8/29/2018
SHEPARD FARM IN SOUTH WINDSOR PERMANENTLY PROTECTED FOR AGRICULTURAL USE
  Mayor Saud Anwar and Connecticut Commissioner of Agriculture Steven K. Reviczky today announced the permanent protection of approximately 50 acres of farmland owned by the Shepard family, situated on the easterly side of Main St. and the southerly side of Pleasant Valley Rd.

8/29/2018
NATIONAL AGRICULTURE LEADERS TO GATHER IN CONNECTICUT
  The Connecticut Department of Agriculture (DoAg) is excited to be hosting this year’s annual meeting of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) in Hartford during the second week of September.

8/22/2018
BIG E PREVIEW
  Fried dough, Ferris wheels, and family fun are on the horizon as the Big E returns to the Eastern States Exhibition September 14-30, 2018 in West Springfield, MA. In 2017, the annual event attracted 1,525,553 visitors, setting an attendance record.

8/15/2018
NOAA SCIENTISTS MONITORING CONNECTICUT AQUACULTURE
  Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries Northeast Fisheries Science Center laboratory in Milford have been working for the last two summers in Long Island Sound to document environmental benefits provided by Connecticut’s oyster aquaculture industry.

8/8/2018
DAIRY INSPECTIONS: THE IMPORTANCE OF TRAINING
  The Connecticut Department of Agriculture (DoAg)’s dairy unit inspects and regulates dairy products from “the cow to the consumer” to ensure compliance with both state and federal laws and regulations. Included in this broad regulatory oversight are dairy farms, milk processing plants, yogurt manufacturers, cheese manufacturers, and bulk milk tankers

8/1/2018
AGRICULTURAL LICENSES PROTECT HUMANS, ANIMALS, AND THE ENVIRONMENT
  No one has ever been excited about having to get a license, but understanding the reasons behind the licenses and their associated fees can make the process a little more bearable.

7/24/2018
FARM-TO-WHOLESALE PROGRAMS
  The Department of Agriculture (DoAg) works with Connecticut farmers and wholesale distributors of produce, meat, milk, eggs, and other agricultural products to encourage the sale and distribution of Connecticut Grown products.