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08/26/09 — Farmers struggle to deal with early tobacco harvest

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Farmers struggle to deal with early tobacco harvest

By Laura Collins
Published in News on August 26, 2009 1:46 PM

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News-Argus/BOBBY WILLIAMS

Workers on the farm of Vinson Price near Pricetown remove cured tobacco from barns early today. It takes about a week in the heated barns for the green leaves to cure. Wayne area farmers are about halfway through the tobacco harvest season.

Halfway through the tobacco harvesting season, local farmers are racing the clock. The increased rainfall in the area recently has caused many of the tobacco plants to ripen early, said Kevin Johnson, field extension agent. "The quality is good,...

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