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Tobacco Farmers    Posted 07-31-2001 at 13:02:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
How much does a tobacco farmer get for a pound of
tobacco. I heard on the news that 81% of
Marylands tobacco farmers have participated in a
state buyout and they will be paid $1.00 per pound
of tobacco not grown (based on their average
harvest over the past five years). I was just
curious how this compared to what they sold it
for. The stipulations in the buyout are the
ground would stay in agriculture and they would
plant other crops for the next ten years. I'm
sure there are others but thats what they said on
the news.


Dreamweaver    Posted 07-31-2001 at 17:19:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Depends on where you are marketing it at. Flue cured (my area) usually goes for a different price than Burley (mountains, Virginia, TN area). Also, depends on which leaves of the plant are being sold, each section being used for a different type of tobacco, i.e., pipe, cigars, snuff usually from bottoms or trashy leaves, cigarettes from another section, and so on. This is a good website. Hope it is helpful.

http://www.agr.state.nc.us/markets/commodit/horticul/tobacco/


Larry    Posted 07-31-2001 at 18:57:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Does that mean my Coppenhagen comes from the part the dog pee's on? No wonder it has a salty taste:-(


Dreamweaver    Posted 07-31-2001 at 19:21:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Larry, it's probably from the part that the Mexican's peed on!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


Larry    Posted 08-01-2001 at 04:06:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Oh Boy,Thanks a lot :-)


DHunter    Posted 07-31-2001 at 16:48:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I don't know what they're getting for a pound of tobacco, but there's a guy in North Louisiana, of all places, that's growing tobacco. He's big into sweet potatoes and rotates with other crops. He's just started growing tobacco this year and has a bunch of acres and it looks real good from the road. That part of the country is predominately, or was until this guy came on the scene, cotton, corn and soy beans.


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