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Tobacco: Increases Likely in Burley and Dark Volume

Tobacco: Increases Likely in Burley and Dark Volume

ūüϧBy 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

ūüϧBy 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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Tobacco: USDA Projects Flue-Cured Down 4%, Burley and Dark Up

Tobacco: USDA Projects Flue-Cured Down 4%, Burley and Dark Up

ūüϧBy Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔Jul 24, 2017

USDA’s first survey of this year’s crop showed a small decrease in flue-cured plantings, a small increase in burley plantings and a substantial increase in dark plantings, no doubt to the weather-damaged 2016 production.

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Tobacco: Burley Transplanting Ends, Flue-Cured Harvest Begins

Tobacco: Burley Transplanting Ends, Flue-Cured Harvest Begins

ūüϧBy Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔Jul 5, 2017

For flue-cured, harvest has begun. With ample rain in the last two weeks that put most of the crop in good condition, all Florida farmers are now harvesting, and  many in Georgia will start next week.

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Tobacco: Burley Crop – Some Set Early, Some Late

Tobacco: Burley Crop – Some Set Early, Some Late

ūüϧBy Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔Jun 26, 2017

Kentucky burley stands are good but not excellent. At least 90 percent crop had been set as of Friday. Tennessee experienced another later-set crop, but very little remains to be transplanted now. In southwestern Virginia, about three percent of the burley remained to be set. In western N.C., setting

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Tobacco: Spotted Wilt Beats a Path Through Bright Belt

Tobacco: Spotted Wilt Beats a Path Through Bright Belt

ūüϧBy Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔Jun 6, 2017

Tomato spotted wilt had appeared earlier in the season in the Type 14 states, but the pace picked up considerably in the week just ended, says J. Michael Moore, Georgia Extension tobacco specialist.

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Tobacco: Reports from the Fields

Tobacco: Reports from the Fields

ūüϧBy 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

ūüϧBy 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

ūüϧBy 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

ūüϧBy 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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