WESTON CALLS ITSELF RURAL...
in some ways we are, such as having "Farm and Forest Classification, Open Space" lands discussed at the Forum below..



https://ctmirror.org/2019/08/19/ct-dairy-farmers-dont-see-hemp-as-their-new-cash-cow/

Terrific forum on CT-N...we watched it live August 14, 2019.


Rural Caucus Informational Forum on Dairy Industry: 
http://ct-n.com/ctnplayer.asp?odID=16610


     
Knowledgeable legislators know what to ask.  Cows in CT?  19,000.  Hemp?
Experienced legislators in the Rural Caucus - Zawatowski (P&D), Osten (knows the bill-making process!!!), Ackert - a reasonable guy.


SAY CHEESE - Wonderful testimony from CT farmers.  Cow chips also a big crop.  Definition of "milk."
An interesting problem:  Is there any way the price of milk can rise to compensate for new minimum wage and paid "family" leave mandates?

        
Entrepreneurs all.  One mentioned that the price of milk was fixed by Feds.  A number of changes last Session do not compute.
Connecticut farmers spoke out at this "informational session" and showed that they were doing everything to update their farms with A.I.-like improvements.



MANY TIMES THE RURAL CAUCUS SPOKE OF HOW THEY COULD CONVINCE FELLOW LEGISLATORS...




A Legislator with soul.  I had no idea.
He noted that he rolled down his window since his air conditioning wasn't working, and the smell of corn fields was reminiscent of why CT is so special.



CONNECTICUT COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE 2019


He was on the spot to find $$ in the lapses - the Rural Caucus knows which buttons to push.