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Connecticut farming seeing positive trends; CT ag commissioner says it’s cool to be a farmer again

From left: Blumenthal, DeLauro, Scuse, Murphy, and Courtney (Photo provided by Murphy's staff)
From left: Blumenthal, DeLauro, Scuse, Murphy, and Courtney (Photo provided by Murphy’s staff)

HARTFORD, Conn. – Connecticut politicians Monday heard both encouraging and discouraging news about the status of farming in the state at a roundtable discussion on Monday.

The good news?

The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee recently passed a bill including $34 million for federal programs to assist beginning farmers. And, added Connecticut Department of Agriculture Commissioner Steven Reviczky, “It is cool to be a farmer again. We are definitely in an upward spiral.”

The bad news?

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