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Record low tobacco crop expected in Kentucky

Kentucky farmers are expected to plant a record low acres of burley tobacco this year.

Government estimates show the 67,000 acres farmers intend to plant this year is smaller

than the record-low 70,000 acres that were planted in 2005 and 2008.

But it's not just farmers in Kentucky who are cutting back tobacco acreage. The National Agricultural Statistics Service says farmers intend to set just under 95 thousand acres of burley this year.

That would be the lowest burley acreage in nearly a century of records.

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