Sharing a light: Two Chinese farmers take a cigarette break in the North China province of Hebei. Photo by Alamy.
Princeton AREC takes a direct hit from tornado. The Kentucky Research and Education Center in Princeton, Ky., was seriously damaged when it took a direct hit from a tornado Friday night. As much as 90 percent of the facilities at the station appear to be destroyed or unusable, says Bob Pearce, Kentucky Extension tobacco specialist. The center has has been headquarters for dark tobacco research and Extension activities in Kentucky and Tennessee...There may well be tornado losses in barned tobacco on farms in the western Kentucky countryside, but it will be some time before that can be ascertained.
- adapt to a changing product market,
- produce high quality leaf with reduced health risks,
- find ways to constrain the growth or ideally to reduce their cost structure.
- Total destruction of the tobacco on the unit;
- Removal of the tobacco from the unit where grown, except for curing, grading, and packing;
- Final loss adjustment of the loss on the unit;
- Abandonment of the crop on the unit.