Friday, April 1, 2011

Comments on the Planting Intentions Report

Several readers have commented that the USDA’s relatively low planting estimates don’t seem improbable to them. One NC farmer wrote, “The prices of other crops have most growers on the conservative side with tobacco since the companies do not seem to want to be competitive in price with the other crops.” But one flue-cured grower who took up burley after the buyout wrote, “Talking to company people, it’s a little surprising that the burley acres are down. 

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