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Report: Marijuana cultivators are chronic power users

Matt Pilon | 2

A recent white paper from clean-energy research provider EQ Research recommends that state regulators and utilities work together on ways to lower power consumption at marijuana growing facilities.

Farmland preservation group hires outgoing senator

Wethersfield-based Working Lands Alliance said it has named Clark Chapin as project director.

4.7-megawatt solar farm bows in Norwich

Matt Pilon |

A generations-old Norwich dairy farm is now home to a farm of a different sort.

Unusual winter weather wiped out the area's peach crop

Ruchi Vaishnav | Journal Inquirer |

This should be the time to pick your own peaches at one of the area's orchards.

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...

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