In May of 2010, Bob Hinckley, his family, and the migrant workers living on this small tobacco farm, began to prep for planting. The last two years have been the worst in a century for the Connecticut River Valley cigar wrapper industry. Unrelenting rain crippled the harvest of last year. This spring marks another start to a season. For any farmer there are two certainties: hard work and an unforeseeable yield. The land is a force of wealth and constraint. Those who work it understand the very real give and take.

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