Let It Grow: Connecticut Leads Farm Growth In New England

Mar 24th, 2014 | By | Category: Land

Bucking a national trend and reversing decades of decline in the 20th century, the number of farms in Connecticut surged dramatically upward in recent years, most likely driven by growing consumer demand for fresh, locally grown food.

The latest U. S. Department of Agriculture Census of Agriculture shows that the number of farms nationwide declined by 4 percent between 2007 and 2012 — while New England states, including Connecticut, saw significant increases in the number of farms.

For more on this story, visit: Let It Grow: Connecticut Leads Farm Growth In New England – Courant.com.

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