Tobacco and Kentucky a long tradition

Kentucky is the nation’s top producer of burley tobacco.  For generations of small farm families, tobacco money put kids through college, covered farm payments, bought new trucks and made for bountiful Christmases.  No other ‘legal’ cash crop produces the benefits that tobacco does for the small family farm.  Most burley farmers sell leaf under production contracts with tobacco companies for the production of cigarettes.

What if there was an alternative market for Kentucky Burley Tobacco??  Could we save a Kentucky Tradition?  It takes 50 leaves of tobacco to produce enough color for one Kentucky Tobacco Shirt® product.  Doesn’t sound like much but it’s a start…  We hope you enjoy your Kentucky Tobacco Shirt® product.

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