06/29/04 — Topping tobacco

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Topping tobacco

By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on June 29, 2004 2:02 PM

Topping tobacco

Bobby Williams photo

Thomas Murray, left, and Gary Kornegay top tobacco the old fashioned way -- by hand -- on the Harold Bizzell farm in the Buckleberry community on Hardy Bridge Road near the Lenoir-Wayne line on Monday morning. Jimmy Lynch and Jerry Lynch, who grow about 40 acres of tobacco on the farm, said they could not get a tractor and topper into the field because of the wet conditions. So they decided to hire a crew this week to take the blossoms off the tobacco plants.