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State, feds preserve 130-year old farm

Zachary F. Vasile | Journal Inquirer |

A historic family farm will remain agricultural land for the foreseeable future, thanks to the intercession of federal and state departments and the Connecticut Farmland Trust.

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Egg producer investing $60M-$70M in CT

Major U.S. egg producer Hillandale Farms says it will invest $60 million to $70 million in its Connecticut chicken farms in coming years.

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.

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