From planting time to the mature crop awaiting for the final harvest.
You are right about the history. There were lots of posts and comments on the old ATF about that and the gubbermint forced demise of the tobacco industry.Stephenscity said:Thats a good looking crop. Sad that a piece of our countrys history is sloly disappearing. Thanks for the pics.
It's the same here, memories are all we have left of a lot of things, they call it progresss, but in many cases, I don't think so.Stephenscity said:Thats a good looking crop. Sad that a piece of our countrys history is sloly disappearing. Thanks for the pics.
Hey Mike, a feller that works for Reynolds Tobacco stopped by today to look at a piece of equipment that I was selling. We talked a little about Reynolds and the tobacco situation. Reynolds keeps downsizing and is planning another "workforce reduction." Mostly what they do is offer retirement incentives and seek volunteers. He said that the tobacco companies are trying to maintain profit margins in a shrinking market. They are selling less volume, thus need to produce less. He said that at some point the drop in demand will level off. Some people will always use tobacco. I guess blending US tobacco with improted tobacco is one way to cut costs, but if it reduces the quality of the product, looks like it would still not benefit the bottom line. :roll:mike1111 said:Thanks Jim for reposting these pictures. I have been looking hard to buy American products and found that a lot of the chewing tobacco is imported but it doesn't say from where and why would the Gov't have a buy out program and then allow import tobacco be blended into US grown tobacco?????mike