Connecticut

Cow breaks farm worker’s jaw at Connecticut dairy

· July 20, 2018

A farm worker at Connecticut’s largest dairy  in the state is nursing a broken jaw after a freak accident Thursday morning. According to the WFSB, the 23-year-old was working in the maternity pen at Oakridge Dairy near Ellington when he was headbutted by a cow. The owner told the Journal Inquirer they are unsure at […]

Farm Aid moves to Connecticut; adds Chris Stapleton to lineup

· June 25, 2018

Willie Nelson’s annual music and food festival Farm Aid is coming to Connecticut for the first time this September and picked up a few new acts, including Chris Stapleton. Farm Aid 2018, set for Saturday, Sept. 22, at XFINITY Theatre in Hartford, will feature performances by Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil […]

Legislation would support small cheesemakers, dairy farmers

· May 15, 2018

Last week U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-Pa.) introduced on the Local Cheese Promotion and Dairy Support Act – legislation to increase federal support and resources for small cheesemakers across the United States. The legislation will strengthen local dairy supply chains by creating a new $5 million grant program to […]

All USDA offices now open

· September 1, 2016

The Hamden, Connecticut, and Leetown, West Virginia USDA offices are now back in business. The USDA announced Thursday that all of the six offices are now open after being closed due to an unspecified email threat on Tuesday. According to the Associated Press, USDA spokesman Matthew Herrick said the final two offices will reopen with […]

USDA reopens four offices after threat

· August 31, 2016

Employees will be returning to work today at four of the USDA facilities that were closed Tuesday due to unspecified email threats. According to The Associated Press, USDA spokesman Matt Herrick said offices in Fort Collins, Colorado; Beltsville, Maryland; Raleigh, North Carolina; and Kearneysville, West Virginia, are reopening with additional security enhancements. The USDA facilities in Hamden, Connecticut, […]

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