A farmer earlier this year wondered how many acres he would be able to plant this season. But he also had another question on his mind: If he cut back on farming the same amount of rented land he had in previous seasons, would he have enough work...
Cousins Matt Dicks and Jason Dicks are working out ways to make row crops pay off as part of their families' cattle operations.
They both would like to expand but finding available land for farming or ranching is a challenge in the area.
After the federal tobacco program ended and anyone could plant any type of tobacco anywhere, there was speculation burley tobacco—the cigarette type grown primarily in Kentucky and Tennessee—might spread to new areas.
It was 1947 and J.L. Clegg was attaching pipes to a free-flowing artesian well on his tobacco farm. That same year, L.E. Connell and assistant county Extension agent J. O. Hensley adjusted pipes on H. Langdale, Jr. Farm. And in 1951, Dock Jones...
It was a tense winter for tobacco farmers, as contracts for the 2015 crop were very difficult to obtain.
Prices were down too, putting growers in the position of needing to make the most tobacco possible at lowest realistic production cost.
Tobacco farmers will soon be loading up seed trays in greenhouse float beds to begin growing transplants for the field. This makes it the optimal time to test the source water and nutrient solution used in those float beds.