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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.

State working to expand CT grown hops

The beer may be made locally – but that doesn't mean the hops didn't travel cross-country to get here. The state is trying to change that.

CT shields 2 Litchfield County farms

A pair of Litchfield County farms are the latest entrants into the state’s farmland preservation program, authorities say.

Murphy announces new federal funding for CT farmers

U.S. Sen. Christopher Murphy is encouraging Connecticut’s beginning and aspiring farmers to apply for assistance through the USDA's new $5.6 billion commitment.

Urban farming takes root in Hartford

John Stearns |

More vacant parcels and derelict buildings across the country are returning to productive use as urban farms and other food-related enterprises, according to a recent report from...

Owners of Ellington farm preserve 126 acres

A major Ellington dairy farm has reached an agreement with the state to set aside a major portion of its land. The deal cost the state $1.4 million to keep the space preserved.

CT taking bird flu steps

State officials are stepping in to protect the state's poultry from a spreading bird flu. More than 48 million chickens have been struck down by the deadly avian influenza since 2014. The Northeast...

Report shows 1 in 10 in CT still remain in poverty

A new report by the Connecticut Association for Human Services and the Coalition on Human Needs shows one in 10 state residents still live in poverty. The same report shows child poverty is at 14.9...

CT apple growers debut locator app

Connecticut's apple growers have produced a bountiful crop despite recent dry weather, and a new digital mobile phone app can help apple-lovers find them.

CT preserves two more farms

Two more Connecticut farms have been tagged for preservation by the state.

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