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Connecticut Department of Agriculture Awards 33 Farms Transition Grants Totaling $515,953
(HARTFORD, CT) – Agriculture Commissioner Bryan P. Hurlburt announces that the Connecticut Department of Agriculture has awarded funds to 33 projects from the Farm Transition Grant (FTG) program, totaling $515,953 to strengthen the economic viability of Connecticut farmers and agricultural cooperatives seeking to expand, diversify, and improve their existing operation.
Connecticut Department of Agriculture Announces Permanent Protection of 400th Connecticut Farm Contributing to Environmental Sustainability
(Hartford, CT) – Connecticut Department of Agriculture (CT DoAg) Commissioner Bryan P. Hurlburt today celebrated Earth Day and agriculture’s commitment to environmental sustainability by visiting Fort Hill Farms in Thompson, CT, to announce the milestone achievement of the state’s 400th permanently protected farm.
Connecticut Department of Agriculture Hosts USDA Under Secretary Jenny Lester Moffitt, Signs Local Food Purchase Assistance Cooperative Agreement
(HARTFORD, CT) – The Connecticut Department of Agriculture (CT DoAg) today hosted the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) at Connecticut Foodshare in Wallingford to sign a cooperative agreement under the Local Food Purchase Assistance Cooperative Agreement Program (LFPA). Through the agreement, CT DoAg will receive funding to promote economic opportunities for Connecticut food producers. Connecticut is the second state to enter into a cooperative agreement under the program.
Connecticut Department of Agriculture Investigates Contaminated Milk Incident
(STATEWIDE) The Connecticut Department of Agriculture (CT DoAg) Bureau of Regulatory Services is investigating an incident involving Guida’s Dairy in New Britain, CT. The incident is regarding 1% low-fat half-pint milk cartons with a sell by date of APR 11 that contains diluted sanitizer.
Connecticut Department of Agriculture Announces Farm Viability Grant Recipients
$337,000 Awarded to 11 Connecticut Municipalities and Agricultural Non-Profits to Foster, Sustain, Develop, and Promote Local Agriculture
- 3/24/2022 Connecticut Milk Promotion Board Announces Funding Opportunities
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Detected in Non-Commercial Backyard Flock in New London County
Poultry producers and hobbyists encouraged to practice biosecurity measures to prevent spread of the disease
Connecticut Department of Agriculture Warns Poultry Producers of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza
Heightened Biosecurity Recommended Following Detection in Multiple States Including New York
- 2/9/2022 Share The Love With Connecticut Grown
- 2/7/2022 Connecticut Department of Agriculture Announces Funding Opportunities For Connecticut Specialty Crops
Connecticut Department of Agriculture Announces CT Grown 4 CT Kids Grant Recipients
$225,000 Awarded to 13 Public School Districts, Early Childcare Providers, Non-profits, and Small Businesses to Develop Farm-to-School Programs
Farm Transition Grant Features Four Dynamic Categories To Support Connecticut Agriculture Producers
The Connecticut Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce the 2022 Farm Transition Grant (FTG) application period will open on Tuesday, January 18.
- 1/5/2022 Connecticut State Plan For Hemp Production Approved By United States Department of Agriculture
- 12/28/2021 Import Alert: HPAI Restrictions for Pet Birds from Canada
- 11/29/2021 CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE RELEASES 2022 FARM VIABILITY GRANT GUIDANCE