farming

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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Ct Eat Well: Huntington Family Turns To Raising Chickens

December 2, 2011
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Ct Eat Well: Huntington Family Turns To Raising Chickens

Whether homegrown eggs are used to feed your growing brood or you like some friendly pets that actually produce something edible, backyard chickens are becoming more commonplace in Connecticut. “Having your own chickens doesn’t take a lot of time,” says Laura Lenhard, who lives in Huntington, Conn. “I work ten minutes in the morning...

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