03/24/08 — Getting ready for spring planting

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Getting ready for spring planting

By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on March 24, 2008 1:51 PM

tobacco at C.W. Smith's farm

News-Argus/Bobby Williams

Quinton Rouse, 2, and his father, Greg Rouse, check on the tobacco plants growing in a greenhouse on his grandfather C.W. Smith’s farm in the Pricetown community. Most farmers begin growing their tobacco plants in greenhouses instead of plant beds out in the open fields. Transplanting is expected to begin in a few weeks. County agricultural officials expect about 9,000 acres of tobacco to be planted this year.