Department of Agriculture

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CT Weekly Agricultural Report
   
 
 

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4/17/2019
MARINE WEATHER OBSERVATIONS USING SMARTPHONES
  The Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Aquaculture is currently testing a new smartphone app that could make Connecticut’s nearshore waters safer for boaters.

4/10/2019
POULTRY HEALTH – POULTRY IMPORTATION REQUIREMENTS
  The poultry sector of Connecticut’s agriculture industry contributes significantly to the state’s economy, to food security for the state’s citizens, and to animal and human health through the production of specialized products.

4/3/2019
WELCOME FROM COMMISSIONER BRYAN P. HURLBURT
  It is an honor to have been nominated by Governor Lamont to serve as the next Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture, and to serve you, the state’s farming families, in this role.

3/27/2019
SPECIALTY CROP BLOCK GRANT APPLICATIONS DUE APRIL 4, 2019
  The Connecticut Department of Agriculture is seeking applications for projects that enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops in domestic and foreign markets. Projects must impact and produce measurable outcomes for the specialty crop industry and/or the public.

3/20/2019
CONNECTICUT SHELLFISH COMMISSIONS
  Connecticut’s shellfish industry and recreational shellfishing programs benefit greatly from the dedication of municipal shellfish commissions throughout the state of Connecticut.

3/13/2019
AGRICULTURE DAY AT THE CAPITOL
  Apples, chowder, eggs, ice cream, maple syrup, and potted plants are just a few of the items expected to be on display during Agriculture Day at the Capitol (“Ag Day”) scheduled for Wednesday, March 20, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

3/6/2019
FUTURE OF POMFRET FARM SECURE THANKS IN PART TO STATE AND FEDERAL PARTNERSHIP
  Back in 1924, when Russian immigrants Alexander and Stephanida Wolchesky purchased their 120-acre farm in Pomfret, Connecticut, it probably never occurred to them there would be a reason to protect it from development.

2/27/2019
FARM TAXES
  The due date for filing 2018 federal and state income tax returns is April 15, 2019. For many Connecticut farm businesses, filing taxes is an opportunity to perform an annual financial analysis that can be a helpful decision-making tool for the following year.