Grower sees good things in tobacco

Yancy Jr., Cecil H.
June 2005
Southeast Farm Press;6/15/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 16, p1
Trade Publication
The article presents information about tobacco farmer Larry Sampson. Sampson sets out 500 acres of flue-cured tobacco in 2005, with an overall good feeling about working in a free market. Tobacco still goes in the ground four rows at a time on most farms. Missing is what he describes as the luxury of having a U.S. federal program. In 1997, Sampson, who farms with farmer John Oxendine in Robeson County, North Carolina, had more than 600 acres of flue-cured tobacco. In the first year without a program, he'll plant 500 acres, 50 more acres than last year.


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