CT farmers sound off on manure rules
August 22, 2013 by Valley News
August 22, 2013, Hanover, CT — Farmers from both sides of the Connecticut River crowded Alumni Hall recently to share concerns about proposed federal food safety rules that could end up requiring weekly tests of water used for irrigation and changing the ways farmers spread manure on their crop fields.
The public hearing drew about 150 people, including many local farmers, to downtown Hanover, and included a panel featuring both of the Twin States’ top agriculture officials as well as three representatives from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. READ MORE