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Tobacco: Early Projections – Burley Contracts Down, Dark Contracts Stable

Tobacco: Early Projections – Burley Contracts Down, Dark Contracts Stable

👤By Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔Dec 7, 2017

The global supply/demand balance for burley improved entering 2017 following three years of excess supplies and dwindling demand. The dark tobacco outlook looks much brighter than does burley’s.

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Tobacco: How Are Our Competitors Doing?

Tobacco: How Are Our Competitors Doing?

👤By Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔Nov 16, 2017

The 2018 Brazil flue-cured crop–which is currently  in the field–has been projected at a volume of just under 1.3 billion pounds. That is slightly lower than the 1.37  billion  pounds  reported  for  the  crop  harvested  earlier  this  year.

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Tobacco: Flue-Cured and Burley Projections Keep Dropping

Tobacco: Flue-Cured and Burley Projections Keep Dropping

👤By Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔Nov 8, 2017

How credible are USDA’s recent estimates? As reported in the last issue, in its October Crop Production Report, USDA projected the U.S. flue-cured crop at 472.2 million pounds, up 9.8 per cent from 2016, and U.S. burley at 165.6 million pounds, up 18.5 percent

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Tobacco: How Much Did You Really Produce This Year?

Tobacco: How Much Did You Really Produce This Year?

👤By Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔Oct 30, 2017

The last USDA production estimate for 2017 was issued earlier this month. It included extremely optimistic estimates for flue-cured, burley and the two dark types. But several normally reliable sources have suggested that the projections–especially for Kentucky burley and N.C. flue-cured–may be

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Tobacco: What’s Happened Since the Hurricane?

Tobacco: What’s Happened Since the Hurricane?

👤By Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔Oct 9, 2017

Hurricane Irma did little damage to North Carolina burley or flue-cured, even though there was more tobacco still in the field in early September than is normal. Much of Virginia’s flue-cured crop was still in the field when Irma passed through, but

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Dicamba: Pesticide Agencies Overwhelmed; EPA Promises Action for 2018 Season – DTN

Dicamba: Pesticide Agencies Overwhelmed; EPA Promises Action for 2018 Season – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Sep 21, 2017

State pesticide regulators and departments of agriculture are struggling to manage the workload of hundreds of 2017 dicamba injury investigations as well as looming decisions on how to restrict and manage dicamba use in 2018.   “I represent state lead

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Tobacco: Will the Burley Crop Make It Into the Barn Before Frost?

Tobacco: Will the Burley Crop Make It Into the Barn Before Frost?

👤By Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔Sep 14, 2017

An early frost in Kentucky could find much of the burley crop unharvested, says. grower-warehouseman Jerry Rankin of Danville, Ky. He has looked around at the progress of harvest and added up the number of workers available to finish the job–and

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Tobacco: How to Head Off Hurricane Damage

Tobacco: How to Head Off Hurricane Damage

👤By Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔Sep 4, 2017

Now is the time to think about–and take action to avoid–possible losses in the field and curing barns as a result of the hurricanes and/or storms that are on the way.

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Tobacco: Increases Likely in Burley and Dark Volume

Tobacco: Increases Likely in Burley and Dark Volume

👤By Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔Aug 22, 2017

USDA has projected 14 percent more burley production and five per cent more flue-cured production in 2017 compared to last year based on its July grower survey. Even more impressive, the dark air-cured and fire-cured crops are projected to rise a

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Tobacco: Harvest Begins in Earnest

Tobacco: Harvest Begins in Earnest

👤By Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔Aug 16, 2017

By the end of the first week of August, N. C. flue-cured growers had been harvesting for four to five weeks. The dark tobacco crop of Kentucky and Tennessee is one of the better in the last 10 years.

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