Posts Tagged ‘ farmers ’

Connecticut farmers adapt to climate change

Jul 24th, 2012 | By

By Mercy Quaye, Special to the Register April showers usually bring May flowers, but this year, the flowers came early. Strange weather across the state and country has many farmers adapting to a severely changing climate. In Madison, a family of farmers pulls out a vegetable stand to the side of the road daily. Though

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Big Risks for Uninsured Farmers

May 23rd, 2012 | By

The farm bill, that cyclical flashpoint, is up for reauthorization in Congress this year, and reforms are needed to help small and organic farms obtain crop insurance, the Union of Concerned Scientists argues in a new report. Crop insurance policies, which are regulated and subsidized by the Department of Agriculture, provide coverage almost exclusively on

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Assembly session was nice harvest, farmers say

Jun 14th, 2011 | By

While the biggest group representing Connecticut’s industrial sector was down about the recently concluded General Assembly session, the agricultural sector took a decidely different view.