A tobacco grower occasionally has insufficient barn space to house his crop. This problem is especially severe when a barn is damaged or destroyed and cannot be repaired or replaced before harvest. Also, those leasing or having extra poundage may need short-term, low-cost housing.
Kentucky weather conditions are suited for curing in conventional barns as well as in other special structures with adequate covering and crop protection.
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