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Connecticut Horses Being Dumped On Rescue Groups As Economy Pressures Owners To Give Up Pets

April 29, 2012
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Copyright CtWatchdog.com 2012 Mary Tyler Moore recently remarked she’d like to come back as a horse in her next life. Not a good choice, even in Connecticut, which has a reputation for being one of the wealthiest states in the nation. Many horse owners are eliminating the feedbag and basic care so they can...

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Connecticut Officials Trying To Improve State’s Agriculture Industry

January 19, 2012
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Connecticut Officials Trying To Improve State’s Agriculture Industry

When it comes to supporting agriculture in Connecticut, state and local authorities aren’t always on the same page. As the Governor’s Council for Agricultural Development is ramping up its support of farmers and the agriculture industry, some towns are making it hard for farms and farmers’ markets to get off the ground and to...

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Resolutions Abound: Get a Start in Organic Farming?

December 31, 2011
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Resolutions Abound: Get a Start in Organic Farming?

The Connecticut Chapter of the New England Organic Farming Association (NOFA) is holding a conference on how to get started in organic farming on January 28. The conference is for people who are starting out in farming or for farmers converting their farms to organic operations. The speakers include Dina Brewster, from The Hickories...

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New England Farmers Join Occupy Wall Street

December 6, 2011
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New England Farmers Join Occupy Wall Street

Farmers from around the country, including Connecticut, officially joined the Occupy Wall Street this past Sunday. Stretching two blocks long on a crisp fall day, over 400 people marched to Zuchatti Park in Manhattan, ground zero for the Occupy movement. David Murphy, executive director of Food Democracy Now!, an Iowa-based sustainable farm advocacy group...

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