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Advocates aim to broaden benefit corporation law

John Stearns |

A little more than 18 months after Connecticut's benefit corporation law took effect, the state has 67 companies dedicated to making a profit and providing a public benefit, or social good.

UConn agriculture scores $1.5M in research funds

Keith Griffin |

UConn has received $1.5 million from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture to to support agricultural research on climate change, best management practices, and the economic impact of the food and fiber...

Closed New Britain organic farm gets new life

Keith Griffin | 1

A New Britain organic farm that was shuttered last November has new life after a restaurant chain owner stepped up and purchased the property.

$44M in ag. grants up for grabs

Farmers, agricultural producer groups and their related ventures can now apply for federal grants aimed at developing new products or expanding on existing ones.

Courtney seeks better protection for dairy farmers

Keith Griffin |

A margin protection program that provides an income safety net for family dairy farms is having negative consequences for Connecticut dairy farmers, according to U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney.

E. coli outbreak shuts Lebanon goat farm

Keith Griffin |

Seven confirmed cases of E. coli and two cases of Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome have led to a Lebanon goat farm shutting down access to its animals.

Starbucks plans to donate 100 percent of unsold food

CNNMoney |

Starbucks wants to donate all of its left over food to the hungry. The company said Tuesday that it will aim to contribute "100 percent" of its left over food to Feeding America -- which runs a...

E. Hampton breeders charged with animal cruelty

A pair of East Hampton horse breeders face animal-cruelty charges in connection with the February seizure of 32 horses and dozens of other allegedly mistreated animals, state ag authorities say.

CT's GDP growth lags slightly behind region, nation

Connecticut's gross domestic product grew 1.6 percent in the third quarter of 2015, according to a report released this morning by the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Woodstock's May Farm preserved

The 123-acre May Farm in Woodstock is the latest enrollee in Connecticut's farmland preservation program.

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