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But weather can be
unpredictable in the Northeast, and his farm has seen
challenges. Excessive rain
can decimate crops and
lead to fungus and rot.
farm produces mostly vegetables, including broccoli, sweet corn, lettuce, and pumpkins. Much
of what he grows on his 2,000-acre farm is sold
in Walmart stores across the Northeast United
States or at his farm stand, Farmer Moofy's, near
Bloomsburg, PA.
But weather can be unpredictable in the
Northeast, and his farm has seen challenges.
Excessive rain can decimate crops and lead to
fungus and rot. In 2011, a severe flood wiped out
approximately 50 percent of his expected revenue
for that year. Banks no longer wanted to do business with him, and he had to dig deep to recover.
Thankfully, the introduction of the Whole
Farm Revenue Protection program, with the passage of the 2014 Farm Bill, allowed Campbell to
adequately insure his diverse crops against risk.
He credits crop insurance for his growing success, saying, "If it wasn't for Whole Farm Revenue
Protection today, you know, I may not be at the
size that I am."
But even with the protection of crop insurance, Mother Nature can be cruel. In 2018, floods
once again destroyed more than $1.5 million
worth of his sweet corn and pumpkin crops.
"We got hammered with the floods and most
people would have just said they had enough
and quit."
But for Campbell, the former Penn State
wrestler said he's not one for quitting. And he's
always looking forward to the next year.
"I love what I do. It's a passion. I really enjoy it."

Brian Campbell at his farm
in Pennsylvania.

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