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Growing tobacco is not easy, but it is still
a tradition for many Kentucky farmers

Randy Smither finishes the planting phase of 125 acres of burley tobacco. (Photo by Tim Thornberry)   By Tim Thornberry KyForward correspondent   Tobacco may not generate the revenue it once did, but Kentucky’s crop is still worth nearly $400 million annually in spite of changes in the market and government regulations. And that number is likely to remain steady and may climb if the...