TITLE

Tobacco growers zero in on future

AUTHOR(S)
Yancy Jr., Cecil H.
PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Southeast Farm Press;1/19/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the future of the tobacco production in the U.S. Blake Brown, North Carolina State University Extension ag economist, calls it a year of transition. He sees consolidation and specialization of farmers into medium-sized units. Brown sees an average of between $1.35 to $ 1.50 per pound for flue-cured. Burley could fetch $1.40 to $I.55 per pound. Companies will provide incentives for quality and upper-stalk leaves. There was some indication at the end of the 2004 that prices could shift out faster than the expected increases in acreage.
ACCESSION #
15782268

 

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