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Connecticut Confirms First Case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis for 2023 in Emu
(HARTFORD, CT) – The Connecticut Department of Agriculture is reporting Connecticut’s first case this year of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in domestic animals. EEE was detected in a 10-year-old male emu from Windham County.
Celebrate CT Grown For CT Kids Week, October 2-6
(HARTFORD, CT) – October is National Farm to School Month and the first week of the month is recognized annually as Connecticut Grown for Connecticut Kids (CTG4CTK) Week, a celebration of Connecticut farms, school meals, and locally produced food finding its way to the children who attend our schools.
Connecticut Equine Owners Urged to Vaccinate and Take Precautions to Protect Against Mosquito-Borne Diseases
(HARTFORD, CT) – The Connecticut Department of Agriculture (CT DoAg) is reminding the state’s equine community to take appropriate measures to protect against eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) and West Nile virus (WNV).
Connecticut Department of Agriculture Releases New Crop of Eight Farm Businesses at the Big E
HARTFORD, Conn. – The Connecticut Department of Agriculture, in coordination with the Connecticut Office of Tourism, is excited to welcome visitors to this year’s Connecticut Building at The Big E beginning September 15 with new agricultural businesses featured along with returning favorites to showcase the diversity of the state’s agriculture sector.
Discover Locally Sourced Menu Items During Connecticut Farm to Chef Week
Connecticut Farm-to-Chef Week returns this month, encouraging residents and visitors to discover menu items with seasonal, locally sourced products at restaurants and eateries.
GOVERNOR LAMONT ANNOUNCES CONNECTICUT RECEIVES FEDERAL AGRICULTURE DISASTER DECLARATION DUE TO RECENT HEAVY RAINS AND FLOODING
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he has received notification from U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack informing him that his request has been approved for Connecticut to receive a federal agriculture disaster declaration due to the heavy rainfall that occurred in early July and caused significant flood damage to farms and crops statewide.
498-Acre Historic Voluntown Dairy Farm Protected
(HARTFORD, CT) – The Connecticut Department of Agriculture (CT DoAg), in cooperation with Connecticut Farmland Trust (CFT) and USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS) is pleased to announce the fourth and final easement of 79 acres to complete the preservation of Gallup Farm, a 498-acre historic dairy farm in Voluntown.