Tobacco buyout affects outlook for 2005 crops

Hollis, Paul L.
December 2004
Southeast Farm Press;12/15/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 28, Special section p6
Trade Publication
The article informs that the 2005 outlook for U.S. flue-cured tobacco comes slightly more into focus with the end of the tobacco program. However, many uncertainties remain, according to two agricultural economists. With most of the U.S. and Brazil crops under contract, changes in production after a buyout will be largely coordinated by international leaf and cigarette merchants. Since the 2005 Brazil crop was contracted for and planted by the time buyout legislation was passed, it is unlikely that leaf merchants or cigarette manufacturers will expand 2005 U.S. production substantially, say the economists. However, U.S. flue-cured production could increase towards a level of 800 million pounds over the next two to three years.


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