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Press Releases

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  • 1/14/2021 Connecticut Department of Agriculture Announces Release of Connecticut Grown Magazine

  • 1/8/2021 Farmland Preservation Program Reaches Milestone

    State of Connecticut Purchased Development Rights to more than 1,000 Acres in 2020

  • 1/7/2021 Southington Farm Permanently Protected

    State of Connecticut Community Farms Preservation Program Purchases Development Rights of Karabin Farms in Partnership with Town

  • 11/2/2020 Connecticut's FFA Chapters and Students Win National Honors

  • 11/2/2020 Farmers' Market Nutrition Program Extended Until November 23 in Connecticut

    Continued access to fresh fruits and vegetables for WIC and Seniors at Connecticut farmers’ markets

  • 10/9/2020 Department of Agriculture begins initiative to increase market share for Connecticut producers

    Plans include research, development and roll out of a 12-month marketing campaign to promote Connecticut Grown agriculture and aquaculture.

  • 10/8/2020 Geer Farm - Farm Protected in Lebanon

    Connecticut Farmland Trust and Connecticut Department of Agriculture are pleased to announce the preservation of Geer Farm in Lebanon.

  • 10/2/2020 CT Grown for CT Kids Week

    Highlight of October National Farm to School Month ​

  • 9/30/2020 Eighth Generation Family Farm Protected Forever

    The Connecticut Department of Agriculture (CT DoAg), with assistance from Northwest Connecticut Land Conservancy (NCLC), has permanently protected the Maple Bank Farm in Roxbury, owned by Cathleen and Howard Bronson.

  • 9/15/2020 Bite Into Fall with Connecticut Grown Apples

    (HARTFORD, CT) – You might not be able to bob for apples this fall, but you can visit an orchard to pick your own apples. Connecticut is home to more than 65 orchards with more than 60 apple varieties suitable for snacking, salads, sauces, desserts, and more.

  • 9/15/2020 Celebrate Fall Harvest Season

    Shop for Connecticut Grown Products

  • 9/15/2020 Stanley Boniewski Farm of Middletown Is Protected and Ready for a New Owner

    [HARTFORD, CT] - Connecticut Farmland Trust (CFT) and Connecticut Department of Agriculture (CT DoAg) are pleased to announce the preservation of Stanley Boniewski Farm in Middletown. This 41-acre farm was protected in concert by the Town of Middletown, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS), CT DoAg, and CFT.

  • 9/15/2020 Thirteenth Generation Dairy Farm in Voluntown Begins Journey to Preservation

    [HARTFORD, CT] - Connecticut Farmland Trust (CFT), in cooperation with the Connecticut Department of Agriculture (CT DoAg), is pleased to announce completion of the first phase of a multi-year project to preserve Gallup Farm, a 500-acre dairy in Voluntown. The large property is being protected in a joint effort by partners USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Services (USDA-NRCS), CT DoAg and CFT. The first portion of the farm to be protected encompasses 116 acres. ​

  • 8/19/2020 Connecticut Dairy Producers Urged to Enroll in Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

    (HARTFORD, CT) – The Connecticut Department of Agriculture (CT DoAg) is urging dairy producers to apply for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) to provide vital financial assistance to absorb sales losses and increased marketing costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. As of Monday, August 17, 2020, Connecticut dairy producers have received $5.9 million in payments, accounting for 86% of payments made to Connecticut.

  • 8/19/2020 Connecticut Producers Urged to Enroll in Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

    (HARTFORD, CT) – The Connecticut Department of Agriculture (CT DoAg) is urging dairy producers to apply for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) to provide vital financial assistance to absorb sales losses and increased marketing costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. As of Monday, August 17, 2020, Connecticut dairy producers have received $5.9 million in payments, accounting for 86% of payments made to Connecticut. USDA is accepting CFAP applications now through September 11, 2020. Producers should apply through the Farm Service Agency at their local USDA Service Center. Learn more at farmers.gov/cfap. The Connecticut Department of Agriculture (CT DoAg) mission is to foster a healthy economic, environmental and social climate for agriculture by developing, promoting, and regulating agricultural businesses; protecting agricultural and aquacultural resources; enforcing laws pertaining to domestic animals; and promoting an understanding among the state's citizens of the diversity of Connecticut agriculture, its cultural heritage, and its contribution to the state's economy. For more information, visit www.CTGrown.gov.