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CT widens net to lift shellfish harvests

Gregory Seay |

Connecticut's agriculture overseer says it has issued policy and lease changes aimed at sustaining and boosting safe shellfish harvests from Long Island Sound beds fishermen rent from the state.

Some wineries say ‘no’ to CT Wine Trail

Christina H. Davis |

The Connecticut Wine Trail for years has served as a key marketing tool for the state's wine industry, helping drive interest and promotion to many of the state's vineyards.

Green Guide publishes Fall edition

This issue of HBJ's sustainable business magazine looks at Pratt & Whitney's operations, examines Bridgeport's green initiatives, features the state's geothermal champion, and talks with Wethersfield...

CCAT gets $53K to study alternative fuels facility

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded a $53,000 grant to the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology to continue a feasibility study of building an alternative fuels facility in rural...

Malloy: Strengthen climate change efforts

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In response to the Obama Administration putting out a report Tuesday saying climate change is impacting people across the country, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy called for action to limit carbon emissions...

Chemtura unloading agro-chemical division

A Florida company that acquired Waterbury specialty chemical maker MacDermid Inc. for $1.8 billion last year said it's buying the agricultural chemical division of Middlebury's Chemtura Corp.

CT in line for $8M in farm funds

The state's Department of Agriculture will receive more than $8 million in federal funds to help keep farmlands in agricultural production, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced.

Farm groups urge New England to boost food production

Predictions for future California drought conditions mean New England states must take steps to slow the loss of farmland, three farming groups warned in a 210-page report released Thursday.

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