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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Every summer, Farm Credit East offers a 12-week internship program with the goal of providing real-world, hands-on experience alongside our Farm Credit professionals. Kierra Kenyon recounts her experience as part of the 2023 program.
August 08, 2023