Grants Awarded By Connecticut's Agric...

Grants Awarded By Connecticut's Agriculture Department

There are 12 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Jan 3, 2009, titled Grants Awarded By Connecticut's Agriculture Department. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

The state Department of Agriculture has awarded more than $907,000 in matching funds for farm projects, including solar-powered irrigation, wine filtration systems and cider mill equipment.

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hey dummies

Meriden, CT

#1 Jan 3, 2009
This too is a great story....why no comments. Innovative concepts to boost Connecticuts agriculture and farming industries.
thank us taxpayers

United States

#2 Jan 3, 2009
It's the taxpayers of CT who gave this money not the FU**** state. I 'm sick and tired of my MONEY being given away.
Matt

Ellington, CT

#3 Jan 3, 2009
thank us taxpayers wrote:
It's the taxpayers of CT who gave this money not the FU**** state. I 'm sick and tired of my MONEY being given away.
Thant grant money is about 35 cents per person in Connecticut. Nothing to throw a fit about...
WhoaNellie

Bloomfield, CT

#4 Jan 3, 2009
Matt wrote:
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Thant grant money is about 35 cents per person in Connecticut. Nothing to throw a fit about...
"The state Department of Agriculture has awarded more than $907,000 ...."

Not exactly chicken feed.
Sense

East Haven, CT

#5 Jan 3, 2009
thank us taxpayers wrote:
It's the taxpayers of CT who gave this money not the FU**** state. I 'm sick and tired of my MONEY being given away.
OK, then let's let all of the farms close and be turned into subdivisions. Then you can complain when your property taxes go up to build more schools and roads. If it keeps farms in business, it's money well spent.
WhoaNellie

Bloomfield, CT

#6 Jan 3, 2009
Sense wrote:
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OK, then let's let all of the farms close and be turned into subdivisions. Then you can complain when your property taxes go up to build more schools and roads. If it keeps farms in business, it's money well spent.
Oh please, most of the farms left are in the hands of the CT affluent class and mere playthings of those who do not want to be within eyesight of the rest of us. The working farms are of no consequence we already buy most of are food from someplace else.
TC Mots

Manchester, CT

#7 Jan 3, 2009
WhoaNellie wrote:
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Oh please, most of the farms left are in the hands of the CT affluent class and mere playthings of those who do not want to be within eyesight of the rest of us. The working farms are of no consequence we already buy most of are food from someplace else.
What State did you say you lived in?

Take a ride out into the Connecticut countryside and you will find plenty of family farms and innovation in CT. Here's one group to check into:
http://www.thefarmerscow.com/ They are smart, hard working farm families who banded together and formed a co-op to market wholesome, organic, Connecticut grown dairy products. They are family farmers tending to their herds and good stewards of the land. I know this for a fact because I've been in their barns and have seen their work ethic firsthand.

This is money well spent.
Urban Support

Mansfield Center, CT

#8 Jan 3, 2009
What about aricultural support for the uirban efforts within CT? You know, the solar powered grow lights over the weed beds deep in Hartford's projects? The new application methods for fertilizer and toxins in the Methamphetamine labs? What about the recycled fermaldehyde in the "wet" and "Illy" (PCP, THC and Fermaldehyde mixture - the new "urban designer drug)?

I think the failure to commend and support these truely agrarian endeavors shows a certain bias to the inner-city cultures that thrive and represent CT's most reputable inner cities, don't you?
Urban Support

Mansfield Center, CT

#9 Jan 3, 2009
WhoaNellie wrote:
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Oh please, most of the farms left are in the hands of the CT affluent class and mere playthings of those who do not want to be within eyesight of the rest of us. The working farms are of no consequence we already buy most of are food from someplace else.
Well, you have rura; citizen's desire to remain "out of eyesight" of you and yours figured out - now, if you could only develop some other critical thought, we could give you a prize~! By the way, if you are looking for a more :upscale", urban setting, I'm CERTAIN you could get a a lot of Hartford's real estate cheap!
Urban Support

Mansfield Center, CT

#10 Jan 3, 2009
Matt wrote:
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Thant grant money is about 35 cents per person in Connecticut. Nothing to throw a fit about...
You are so right! The per capita cost of housing and maintaining all the street thugs incarcerated within our state FAR exceeds .35 cents per person! And, as we can easly see by the infamous parolees and probationary inmates running amuck within our borders, the agricultural grants seemingly rewarded civilized, creative and useful behaviors/endeavors....... More than can be said about our expenditures for welfare and entitlements....
Witness to grants

Granby, CT

#11 Feb 4, 2009
Finally, a good example of how to spent our taxes. This is true stimulus and not what we're seeing on TV with the Feds.
I know first hand some of the people who got these grants. I was happy for them. They are hard working and very decent people trying to grow their businesses. It's rare that you see your tax money put to very good use.
As for the Meridian nay sayer, your "Blago" language reveals a lot about you.

Capo

Granby, CT

#12 Feb 10, 2009
thank us taxpayers wrote:
It's the taxpayers of CT who gave this money not the FU**** state. I 'm sick and tired of my MONEY being given away.
I will bet $100 that you voted for Obama. It's just a guess, but somehow I feel I'm right. Did you?

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