US flue-cured harvest estimate slips again

| September 21, 2015

The US Department of Agriculture’s September projection for tobacco production in the US has put flue-cured volume at 467 million pounds, six million pounds down on the estimate it made in August, and 19 percent down from that of last year, according to the latest issue of the Tobacco Farmer Newsletter compiled by Christopher E. Bickers.

The USDA’s projected Burley production, at 157 million pounds, was unchanged from the one it issued last month, which put it down by 26 percent on that of last year.

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