Wednesday, March 23, 2011

More on the outlook for dark tobacco

Dark tobacco growers are expected to fare much better in 2011 than other types as prices and contract volume should stay relatively constant in response to domestic sales of smokeless tobacco products, said Will Snell, Kentucky Extension ag economist in a recent publication. Dark tobacco producers have benefited from growing domestic snuff sales as consumers respond to smoking restrictions and perceptions of lower health risks for smokeless products relative to cigarettes. That has translated into increased planting opportunities

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