LATE NEWS from South Carolina, October 6, 2015: The small amount of tobacco (all flue-cured) that remained in the field when the floods began October 1 is now probably a complete loss, says Tré Coleman, S.C. Department of Agriculture marketing specialist. "I don't know if any can be salvaged," he told Tobacco Farmer Newsletter. "It was not only the rain, but we had high winds for two days afterward that whipped the stalks. And it might be 10 days before fields are dry enough to get back in. I would be surprised if any more can be harvested." But the production loss will be limited despite the fact that almost all the tobacco farms in S.C. suffered from the rain--Coleman estimates that no more than one to two percent of the state's 30-million-pound crop remained on the stalk when the rain started falling.