No one ever said farming was easy. But faced with increased production costs and a sub-par contract offering, some tobacco farmers are finding their livelihood even more difficult.
Bernie Cave is one of those farmers. Cave grew up on a Taylor County tobacco farm. He paid his way through college working in tobacco fields. But today, he's finding that tobacco just isn't the cash crop it used to be.
"In light of current contract prices, I plan to expand my cow herd and broodmare band and downsize my tobacco production each year as my financial condition will allow."
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