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Tobacco Farmers have a tough year PDF Print
Sunday, 25 November 2007 18:00

Mountain tobacco farmers are having a tough year, the Winston-Salem Journal reported Sunday.

With the cost of fuel, fertilizer and labor rising as the selling price of burley drops, many burley-tobacco farmers are taking federal buyouts and moving into organic vegetables or other crops. The drought has worsened an already difficult year. Burley tobacco is added to cigarette blends with other varieties of tobacco, and, according to the Journal, was one the “economic engine of rural western counties.”
  
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