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$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.

Federal reps fighting for right to call CT cheese feta

In response to concerns raised by Connecticut dairy farmers, the state's congressional delegation is pushing for the right for cheese produced locally to be called feta or gorgonzala.

Seized animals on road to recovery

The state Dept. of Agriculture is reporting 30 horses and numerous other animals at Fairy Tail Equine in East Hampton seized last week are on the road to recovery. It’s seeking donations for...

E. Hampton breeders' alleged abuses probed

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State agriculture authorities say they have seized 32 horses and other animals suffering malnourishment and alleged cruelty at the hands of an East Hampton breeder.

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