Breland Hill Farms has been in the Breland family in Ruffin for six generations. Despite a decrease in tobacco production in the state, the farm has increased their contracts with R.J. Reynolds and Santa Fe Natural tobacco companies. Tobacco currently makes up for about 85% of their total income.
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Jerry Breland earned a computer science degree, but he wanted to farm instead. Although his life revolves around tobacco, Jerry has never smoked a cigarette.