End of tobacco program causes leaf production to drop 27 percent

Hollis, Paul L.
November 2005
Southeast Farm Press;11/16/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 26, p12
Trade Publication
The article reports that the end of the U.S. government's tobacco program has resulted in a 27% drop in production in 2005. If forecasts prove true, 2005 U.S. tobacco production would be the smallest since 1889 and the smallest acreage on record. All U.S. tobacco production is forecast at 640 million pounds, down 27% from 2004.


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