Department of Agriculture

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CT Weekly Agricultural Report



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5/22/2019
2019 ISSUE OF CONNECTICUT GROWN MAGAZINE NOW AVAILABLE
  The Connecticut Department of Agriculture is pleased to release the third annual edition of Connecticut Grown magazine, which showcases the growth and evolution of agriculture.

5/15/2019
CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE LAUNCHES HEMP LICENSING PORTAL
  Wednesday, May 15, 2019 – Agriculture Commissioner Bryan P. Hurlburt today announced the launch of a new webpage and online licensing portal for hemp producers and processors in the state, available at www.ctgrown.gov/hemp. This comes after Governor Ned Lamont signed into law Public Act 19-3, An Act Concerning a Pilot Program for Hemp, on May 9, 2019.

5/14/2019
BRASS CITY REGIONAL FOOD HUB BREAKS GROUND IN WATERBURY
  The sun broke through the clouds Monday in Waterbury just as the lieutenant governor, mayor, and others drove their shovels into the soil to officially break ground on the Brass City Regional Food Hub--foreshadowing a bright future for a project that has been years in the making.

5/8/2019
REACHING NEW HORIZONS
  Jeffrey, Louis, and Jacob Lipton are owners and operators of Pleasant View Farms in Somers, Connecticut. The farm has been in the Lipton family since 1918. Originally a dairy, the farm has transitioned into growing 600 acres of small grains and 650 acres of hay.

5/1/2019
NATIONAL PET WEEK PROMOTES RESPONSIBLE PET CARE: MAY 6 – 11, 2019
  As the month of May signifies a midpoint between the spring and summer season, it also has been nationally designated as a month to remind pet owners of responsible care for their animals.

4/24/2019
PASSPORT TO CONNECTICUT FARM WINERIES CELEBRATES 15TH YEAR OF GROWTH
  When Connecticut’s first farm winery, Hopkins Vineyard in Warren, CT, opened in 1979, they were in uncharted territory. Founders Bill and Judy Hopkins faced opposition and neighbors who thought they were crazy to think they could grow grapes in Connecticut.

4/17/2019
MARINE WEATHER OBSERVATIONS USING SMARTPHONES
  The Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Aquaculture is currently testing a new smartphone app that could make Connecticut’s nearshore waters safer for boaters.

4/10/2019
POULTRY HEALTH – POULTRY IMPORTATION REQUIREMENTS
  The poultry sector of Connecticut’s agriculture industry contributes significantly to the state’s economy, to food security for the state’s citizens, and to animal and human health through the production of specialized products.

4/3/2019
WELCOME FROM COMMISSIONER BRYAN P. HURLBURT
  It is an honor to have been nominated by Governor Lamont to serve as the next Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture, and to serve you, the state’s farming families, in this role.