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Pirro to lead American Society of Agricultural Consultants

Erin Pirro was recently elected president of the Minnesota-based American Society of Agricultural Consultants at the organization's annual meeting.

S. Windsor greenhouse maker unveils product rebrand

South Windsor's Growers Supply said it has launched a new brand name and logo to connect its array of greenhouse products.

Murphy seeks action on organic agriculture

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy is urging the USDA to act on expanding opportunities for organic agriculture. His push comes in the wake of meeting with farmers and agriculture researchers.

Report shows CT's immigrant, native worker job balance

A new report shows where immigrants are more likely to be employed in Connecticut compared to U.S. born workers.

Leader of Bloomfield educational farm retires

The executive director of the 4-H Education Center at Auerfarm in Bloomfield has retired, the farm announced.

Arena-DeRosa wants to end hunger in CT

John Stearns |

The new president and CEO of Foodshare, James Arena-DeRosa, exudes energy, passion and perspective about food security and hunger issues built on a lifetime of helping others.

State investing in assets for artist program

The Department of Economic and Community Development is collaborating with The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art to bring to Connecticut a program that helps artist-entrepreneurs.

Mansfield dairy farm shields 82 acres

More than 82 farming acres in the shadow of UConn’s Storrs campus are now permanently sheltered from development, state agriculture officials say.

Quinnipiac Law tapped as USDA mediation center

Quinnipiac School of Law’s Center On Dispute Resolution has received certification from the USDA to operate the first Connecticut Agricultural Mediation Program.

Fewer fed dollars may slow CT's farm-preservation efforts

Gregory Seay |

As participation rises among farmers in Connecticut and across the U.S., the pot of federal dollars to buy farm rights is shrinking, federal agriculture officials say.

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