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Ct Farms Sow More Organic Acres As Demand Rises

February 27, 2014
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Ct Farms Sow More Organic Acres As Demand Rises

 By: Kathleen Schassler    Kylee Mowel gladly makes the 15-mile trip from Middletown to New Britain each week to pick up locally grown organic produce from Urban Oaks Organic Farm. The farm’s store offers fresh greens year round, plus a variety of seasonal produce, meat, eggs, bakery and specialty foods produced in the region....

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Expect Higher Prices For Food In 2013

January 13, 2013
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Consumers will be paying higher prices for food this year because the drought that affected much of the U.S. last year is continuing, according to CNBC news. “The drought will have a significant impact on prices, especially beef, pork and chicken,” Ernie Gross, an economic professor at Creighton University and who studies farming issues,...

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AAA Warns Against Using Newly Approved E15 Gasoline In Your Car

November 30, 2012
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AAA Warns Against Using Newly Approved E15 Gasoline In Your Car

A recent survey by AAA finds a strong likelihood of consumer confusion and the potential for voided warranties and vehicle damage as a result of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recent approval of E15 gasoline. An overwhelming 95 percent of consumers surveyed have not heard of E15, a newly approved gasoline blend that contains...

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Keep Children Away From Pigs At Fairs Because Swine Flu Cases Increasing Rapidly

August 10, 2012
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Keep Children Away From Pigs At Fairs Because Swine Flu Cases Increasing Rapidly

This is the prime time for county fairs – including pigs which may or may not be carrying Swine Flu. WebMD says the “case count in the ongoing outbreak of new swine flu has jumped from 12 cases last week to at least 145 cases, the CDC announced today. Even while the CDC was...

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