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Tobacco: Reports from the Fields

Tobacco: Reports from the Fields

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

Comments on the progress of the tobacco crops in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Kentucky.

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Tobacco: Burley Makes Its Way to the Field

Tobacco: Burley Makes Its Way to the Field

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

It’s very unlikely there will be a shortage of burley transplants this year. Farmers had to start seeding greenhouses before contracts had been offered, and some have ended up with more than were actually needed.

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Tobacco: Despite Rain, Planting Makes Good Progress

Tobacco: Despite Rain, Planting Makes Good Progress

👤By Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔Apr 28, 2017

Torrential rains on the night of April 24 and the following morning brought field work to a halt and lead to extensive flooding in most of the flue-cured area of N.C.

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Tobacco: USDA Acreage Projections – Burley Up 7%, Flue-Cured Down 4%

Tobacco: USDA Acreage Projections – Burley Up 7%, Flue-Cured Down 4% Updated

👤By Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔Apr 10, 2017

According to USDA’s Planting Projections report, flue-cured plantings are projected to be down four percent. Burley plantings are projected to be up seven percent.

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Tobacco: Transplanting Ready to Begin

Tobacco: Transplanting Ready to Begin

👤By Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔Mar 20, 2017

The recommendation most years is to delay transplanting until April 7 or later because there tends to be less incidence of tomato spotted wilt virus after that date. But because of the weather, that may not be the case this

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Tobacco: How Much Can You Afford to Invest in Your 2017 Crop?

Tobacco: How Much Can You Afford to Invest in Your 2017 Crop?

👤By Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔Mar 3, 2017

Weather conditions last summer certainly didn’t lead to enthusiasm for purchasing  machinery or other big investments.

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Tobacco: Flue-Cured Acres Likely to Decline, Will Burley Rise?

Tobacco: Flue-Cured Acres Likely to Decline, Will Burley Rise?

👤By Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔Feb 21, 2017

A decline in contracted area for flue-cured seemed inevitable as February began. But there was still hope that burley contracts might rise a little from last year or at least hold about the same.

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Tobacco: Show Time at the Farm Show

Tobacco: Show Time at the Farm Show

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

The Southern Farm Show will take place at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, N.C., from Wednesday, February 1, through Friday, February 3. The Tennessee-Kentucky Tobacco Expo will take place at the Robertson County Fairgrounds in Springfield on February 7.

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Tobacco: Season Begins in Deep South

Tobacco: Season Begins in Deep South

👤By Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔Jan 18, 2017

Seedlings have emerged in a few greenhouses in Georgia and Florida, but most greenhouse operators will begin seeding in earnest this week and next.

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Tobacco: Average Quality in Processed Burley Good News for Growers

Tobacco: Average Quality in Processed Burley Good News for Growers

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

Just six months ago, burley inventories were considered excessive. Now, the industry is glad to have them to ensure that burley buyers will get what they need this season.

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