Number Of Tobacco Growers Continuing To Decrease


Due to cuts by the tobacco companies many tobacco growers are choosing to hang up their tools and look at other crops.

Christian County Agriculture Extension Agent Matt Futtrell says the number of growers still raising burley, dark-fired, or dark air cured tobacco is surprising.

click to download audioFuttrell says the tobacco industry has seen a big change in the past 30 years.

click to download audioHe says tobacco touched many lives 30 years ago.

click to download audioFuttrell says one of the main reasons seems to be an excess supply of tobacco.

click to download audioSeveral well-known tobacco growers in the southern Pennyrile made the decision to no longer grow the crop this year due to the reduction in demand for the crop.