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Tobacco. ---farm to warehouse. a begin slide show. Bright leaf tobacco in the field. a next slide. Mature tobacco leaves. a next slide. Hand picking tobacco harvesting operation. a next slide. Harvesting tobacco begins at the bottom of the stalk. a next slide.

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Tobacco

---farm to warehouse

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Mature tobaccoleaves

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Hand picking

tobacco harvesting operation

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Hand picking

tobacco leaves from the bottom stalk

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This hand picking operation requires 7 workers---a tractor driver, 6 pickers, and a container bin loader.

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Hand picking system leaving the field driver, 6 pickers, and a container bin loader.

with a container bin load of tobacco

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Container bin ready to be hauled to driver, 6 pickers, and a container bin loader.

flue-curing process.

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Hauling container bin to driver, 6 pickers, and a container bin loader.

flue-curing process at farm.

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Mechanically harvesting tobacco leaves driver, 6 pickers, and a container bin loader.

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Harvester travels up the rows driver, 6 pickers, and a container bin loader.

picking leaves at the bottom.

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Later, harvester will travel up the rows picking the next level of leaves until all the leaves are collected, including the top of the crop.

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Tobacco leaves collected in harvester. level of leaves until all the leaves are collected, including the top of the crop.

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a level of leaves until all the leaves are collected, including the top of the crop.

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Loading tobacco into flue-cure barn.

Loading cured tobacco leaves into baler.


Unloading cured tobacco leaves from level of leaves until all the leaves are collected, including the top of the crop.

flue-cure bin.

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a level of leaves until all the leaves are collected, including the top of the crop.

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Flue-cured tobacco leaves.


a level of leaves until all the leaves are collected, including the top of the crop.

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Loading cured tobacco leaves into baler.


At one time, all tobacco was auctioned in piles on the warehouse floor.

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Loading cured tobacco leaves into baler.


Most of the tobacco today is baled and sold on contract directly from the grower to the manufacturing company.

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Loading cured tobacco leaves into baler.


Tobacco is now sold in bales directly from the grower to the manufacturing company.

even in the warehouse.

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Loading cured tobacco leaves into baler.


The auction is led by the auctioneer directly from the grower to the manufacturing company.

followed by the warehouseman,

buyers, etc.

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Tobacco is now sold in bales.

Each bale of tobacco is marked with buyer and price sold.

Loading cured tobacco leaves into baler.

Tobacco is auctioned electronically with hand-held computers.


Tobacco is auctioned directly from the grower to the manufacturing company.

electronically with

hand-held computers.

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Tobacco is now sold in bales.

Each bale of tobacco is marked with buyer and price sold.

Loading cured tobacco leaves into baler.


Each bale of tobacco is marked directly from the grower to the manufacturing company.

with buyer and price sold.

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Tobacco is now sold in bales.

Loading cured tobacco leaves into baler.


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