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Tobacco growers win an unexpected battle
in Washington, but more are likely to come

This barn once used for tobacco production sits nearly in ruins in the middle of a cornfield. Much of the land and infrastructure once used for tobacco production has given way to grain producers who don’t have the labor issues tobacco farmers do. (Photo by Tim Thornberry)   By Tim Thornberry KyForward correspondent   Learning to deal with adversity is something tobacco producers have...

Rainfall a big problem for tobacco growers
but just ‘tip of iceberg’ of what they could face

Tobacco planting is behind schedule due to excess rains in the region. This patch in Scott County is one of the few where plants have made it into the ground. (Photo by Tim Thornberry)   By Tim Thornberry KyForward correspondent   Much like their corn-growing counterparts, tobacco growers in Kentucky are beginning to get a little nervous about the continued rainfall and inability to get their...