Farm Transition Grant

Posted on December 8, 2023

The Dept. of Agriculture is currently accepting applications for its Farm Transition Grant program, a competitive matching grant program for Connecticut farmers and agricultural cooperatives to support the diversification of existing farm operations, transitioning to value-added agricultural production and sales, and other venues in which most products sold are grown in the state.

You can view the program guidelines here.

Applications are due to the department by Wednesday, January 10, 2024.


CTDOL Alerts Residents of New Fraud Scheme Targeting Job Seekers

Posted on December 6, 2023

The CT DOL is alerting residents of a new fraud scam targeting job seekers. Criminals are soliciting banking and other information by calling residents and claiming to be an employer registered with CTHires, the state’s job bank.  The attempts to steal personal data through this scam include callers asking for Social Security, bank account, and credit card numbers as well as telling residents they must pay a fee to have their application reviewed for employment. The agency recommends that all unemployment

Capitol Update, December 1st

Posted on December 1, 2023

EV Mandate Update…

As a result of the public’s engagement, the governor has decided not to put forth his regulatory mandates that would have banned the sales of gas-powered cars and trucks by 2035. This is welcome news for Connecticut residents and businesses. However, he also indicated that this move is only a pause in his administration’s efforts to get his mandates passed. I will keep you updated on this issue, as it is bound to resurface at some point in the legislative session.