Paducah, KY – Despite heavy spring rain in Western Kentucky this
year, agriculture experts are predicting this season's
tobacco crop will be better than last year's. Spring
rains forced many farmers to plant their crops later
than usual, but excellent summertime growing
conditions offset losses expected from the delay.
General Manager Will Edd Clark of the Western
Dark-Fired Tobacco Growers Association says most
of the dark-fired tobacco is already in barns.