The mission of the Connecticut Department of Agriculture is to foster a healthy economic, environmental and social climate for agriculture by developing, promoting and regulating agricultural businesses; protecting agricultural and aquacultural resources; enforcing laws pertaining to domestic animals; and promoting an understanding among the state's citizens of the diversity of Connecticut agriculture, its cultural heritage and its contribution to the state's economy.
Greenhouse and nursery products account for over 40% of the state's total agricultural production. Other consequential crops include sweet corn, apples, tobacco, and hay. Connecticut is ranked seventh national in tobacco production.
The state’s most important livestock group products are dairy products. Eggs and aquaculture (especially hard clams and oysters) are also significant, followed by cattle and calves and hogs.
Governor's Council for Agricultural Development