Yields are up, but quality is down. That's the story for Taylor County's latest tobacco crop, according to Pat Hardesty, Taylor County Extension agent for agriculture and natural resources.
"This is probably the worst quality we've had in 30 years due to the curing season," Hardesty said. "This year we had a dry, low humidity, so tobacco dried rather than cured."
The result was a yellowish color, Hardesty said, a symptom seen statewide. Manufacturers prefer a darker, chocolate color.
"The manufacturers say they smoke and burn better," Hardesty said.
If you subscribe to the newspaper, you receive FREE access to all the exclusive content of the web site! Simply register to receive uninterrupted access to our award-winning and in-depth local online content!
Renew Current or Past Subscription / Register for Online Subscription
If you currently subscribe or have subscribed in the past to the KY News Journal, then simply find your account number on your mailing label and enter it below.
Click the question mark below to see where your account ID appears on your mailing label.
New Subscription/30 Day Free Trial Account
If you are new to the award winning KY News Journal and wish to get a subscription or simply gain access to our online content then please enter your ZIP code below and continue to setup your account.
Create a limited access account. Register to participate in community forums, post on the community calendar, blog etc. This registration does not give you full access to read our award winning content, etc.
The Central KY News Journal | firstname.lastname@example.org | 270-465-8111 P.O. Box 1138, 200 Albion Way, Campbellsville, KY 42718 Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday