A crickets-producing plant in Connecticut is the latest in a series of projects aiming to produce food crops for the local population, a move that could boost Connecticut’s economy.
The Garden State is the epicenter of the global food and biofuels industry, and it’s home to one of the country’s largest agricultural export markets.
It is also a region of the U.S. that has been hard hit by climate change.
The state’s crop production has been affected by a combination of climate change, over-harvesting and drought.
According to a recent report from the Center for Agricultural Research and Education (CARE), in 2016 the U of C’s corn crop lost 20 percent of its annual yield, while soybean production fell by 18 percent.
The problem has prompted some residents to demand better food for their families, but it also has led to a debate about the state’s food security.
The project, dubbed Garden City, is a collaboration between the state Department of Agriculture and the Department of Natural Resources, according to a press release from the department.
It’s set to produce two varieties of corn and two varieties on soybean, the release states.
Garden City also includes a greenhouse and greenhouse equipment, as well as equipment for growing crops.
The plan is to harvest around 4 million pounds of the crops, which will be processed and processed for sale to local farmers, according the release.
The $2.2 million project will also have a role in the state Farm Bureau’s upcoming report on farm incomes.
“We are looking forward to working with the State Department of Agri-Food to create the perfect environment for the Garden City project to grow and prosper,” CARE director of agricultural policy and research Chris Cogan said in a statement.
The garden project will begin this summer, with the first planting expected in 2019.
Cogan told ABC News that Garden City is “a way to give back to Connecticut.”
“We’re taking a large-scale agriculture, and we’re looking to provide it with the kind of infrastructure that can support our agricultural community and our farmers, to be able to support the food we grow in Connecticut,” he said.
“The Garden City plant is part of a larger strategy to support agricultural businesses in the Connecticut agricultural community.”
The Garden City facility is expected to generate around $1.4 million for the state in 2017, according Cogan.
He said the plant could help Connecticut generate about $4 million in revenue in 2020.
The company will also support the Connecticut Agricultural Council’s annual Food Marketing Week, which is set to start in May.