Department of Agriculture

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Where to find CT Grown Products
   

Latest News
2/24/2015
AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT PROPOSING LEGISLATIVE CHANGES AFFECTING LABELING OF FARM PRODUCTS, AGRICULTURAL NOISE-MAKERS, DOG ATTACK CASES
  Legislation that would require all agricultural products sold as Connecticut Grown to bear labels specifying the item’s origin is among several bills being proposed by the Department of Agriculture for the 2015 session of the General Assembly.

2/17/2015
COMMISSIONER REVICZKY ADVISES AGRICULTURAL PRODUCERS, RESIDENTS TO PREPARE FOR EXTREME WINTER WEATHER
  Department of Agriculture Commissioner Steven K. Reviczky is advising residents to take steps to protect livestock, pets and property during periods of extreme cold and heavy snow.

2/17/2015
GOV. MALLOY URGES RESIDENTS, BUSINESSES AND MUNICIPALITIES TO CLEAR SNOW FROM ROOFS
  (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy today encouraged residents – with more impending snow on the way in the coming days – to clear snow from rooftops, if possible, as a safety precaution to prevent potential collapses.

2/17/2015
COMMISSIONER REVICZKY MAKES NEW HIRES, REASSIGNMENTS TO BETTER SERVE AGRICULTURAL COMMUNITY
  Agriculture Commissioner Steven K. Reviczky is pleased to announce the recent hiring of a number of new employees and the reassignment of others in an effort to better serve the agricultural community.

2/17/2015
GUIDE FOR MUNICIPALITIES DESIGNED TO SPUR GROWTH IN CONNECTICUT FARMS
  Seeking to increase collaboration with towns and cities on agricultural initiatives of all kinds, the Department of Agriculture has published “A Guide for Municipalities” that outlines the department’s programs and services and encourages engagement by town officials and citizens.

1/28/2015
CONSUMERS ADVISED TO DISCARD CHEESE FROM THE BUTTERFIELD FARM CO.
  The Department of Agriculture is advising consumers, retail outlets and restaurants to discard any cheese purchased from The Butterfield Farm Co. in Cornwall after October 14, 2014.

1/22/2015
COLUMBIA FARM FIRST TO BE PROTECTED UNDER PILOT PRESERVATION PROGRAM
  It was about an hour before sunset Monday when Ed Kassman spotted a rarely-seen creature prowling the hilltop hayfields at the Columbia farm that has been in his family for nearly a century.

1/14/2015
CONNECTICUT LEADING THE NATION IN IMPROVING SHELLFISH SAFETY
  BRIDGEPORT, CT) A plan developed by the Department of Agriculture to safeguard the public from a potentially serious bacterial infection caused by contaminated shellfish has become a model for the nation.

1/6/2015
ENSURING THE HEALTH OF CAPTIVE DEER, FOR SHOW OR THE MENU
  Whether they are part of Santa’s sleigh team or headed for the dinner table, domesticated deer, elk or reindeer being housed in Connecticut are inspected by the Department of Agriculture to ensure they comply with animal health regulations.

12/30/2014
GOV. MALLOY RE-APPOINTS STEVEN K. REVICZKY AS COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
  Agriculture Commissioner Steven K. Reviczky has been re-appointed to a second 4-year term by Governor Dannel P. Malloy, who praised Reviczky’s role in making Connecticut a leader in agricultural growth.

9/10/2014
State DoAg: New Policy for Shellfish Beds Will Increase Production, Improve Food Safety and Protect Taxpayer Dollars
  (Hartford, CONN.) Agriculture Commissioner Steven K. Reviczky has announced a new policy regarding the state’s shellfish leases, one that will enhance opportunities for small businesses, ensure public safety, and protect taxpayers’ investments.