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Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz, state Department of Agriculture Commissioner Brian Hurlburt, Representative Anne Hughes and other local elected officials are touring different farms in Easton today. The tour is meant to showcase the state’s agricultural diversity, including small, women-operated businesses.  This comes on the heels of Small Business Saturday and the elected officials hope to highlight holiday shopping opportunities. There are over 5,500 farms spread across the state.  Connecticut’s agricultural industry contributes approximately $4 billion to the state’s economy each year.  First Selectman David Bindelglass will lead the state delegation on a tour of Shaggy Coos Farm, Silverman’s Farm, Maple Row Farm, and Easton Grows, LLC.

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