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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In today's Tax Talk, Farm Credit East's Dario Arezzo examines the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) proposal to amend regulations relating to the Forest Tax Law program. This program provides landowners a reduction in real property taxes on their enrolled forest lands if certain conditions are met.
July 26, 2022
In our final installment of Stewards of the Land, we travel to Bordentown, N.J., to Sunset Farmstead — a sustainable nursery operation focused on growing native plants for pollinators and effective soil management.
September 07, 2021