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07/16/13 — Too much rain has left tobacco crop uncertain

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Too much rain has left tobacco crop uncertain

By Ethan Smith
Published in News on July 16, 2013 1:46 PM

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Chris Bland tosses an arm full of tobacco into a container Monday morning on the farm of Jerry and Wayne Sutton near Seven Springs. With a possible break in the rain this week, farmers are hoping to hit their fields to catch up.

newsintern1@newsargus.com Wayne Sutton, co-owner of Sutton Brothers Incorporated in La Grange, conservatively estimates up to 30 percent of his tobacco crop has been lost due to heavy rain. That means a low-weight crop, thinner leaves and a slimmer paycheck when...

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