Connecticut Agriculture Growth Gains National Attention

Jul 9th, 2014 | By | Category: Farm

Connecticut may be the third smallest state in the nation, but it has a large agricultural presence – which led to the state being featured recently by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on the federal agency’s website.

Bucking the national trend, USDA reports, Connecticut farming has been growing for the past two decades. The state – based on the 2012 Census of Agriculture – has nearly 6,000 farms, which is a remarkable 60 percent increase from the 3,754 farms in Connecticut in 1982. At the same time, the state’s farmland acreage remained relatively stable, which means that the size of an average farm has been trending down, to an average of 73 acres.

For more on this story, visit: Connecticut Agriculture Growth Gains National Attention | Connecticut By The Numbers.

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