In 2023, the Northeast experienced another wet tobacco growing season. Given the high cost of tobacco cultivation (over $1,000 per acre), risk management plans are crucial for producers. Connecticut insured more than 3,000 acres of this valuable crop. The purpose of crop insurance, like any other insurance, is not to bring profits but to make the producer whole again so they can continue to farm the following year.
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FarmStart, a partnership between Farm Credit East and CoBank, supports individuals looking to launch businesses in farming, fishing and forestry in the Northeastern U.S. This mission-related investment program helps Young, Beginning and Small farmers overcome some of their challenges and barriers to entry.
April 18, 2023