Regional
3:32 pm
Thu July 17, 2003

Tobacco Farmers Face Hard Times

Bowling Green, Kentucky – This year's tobacco crop in Kentucky and Tennessee is expected to be the smallest in more than 100 years. Growers blame pending lawsuits against cigarette makers, foreign competition and government controls. The head of Warren County's Farm Services Agency, Donald Dunn, says the reduced crop affects the state's overall economy from government to car dealers. He says his office has been advising growers to diversify their crops.