Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Which way burley 2010?

Burley plantings in the U.S. could increase about 10% or more this spring, according to one burley cooperative executive. “There is a concern about world oversupply, but there doesn’t seem to be too much good-quality flavor burley,” he says. There wasn’t a whole lot of top quality burley in the 2010 U.S. crop. “We had a very difficult curing season, especially in parts of Kentucky. There were some really low prices for this crop, and some farmers will have to exit tobacco.” Read more about this and other tobacco developments in the next issue of the Tobacco Newsletter, out later this week.

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