September 15, 2010 - Tobacco Markets


Originally aired on RFD-TV Network on September 15, 2010

In this episode, Farm Bureau's Voices of Agriculture host Reggie Hall spends time in the heart of South Carolina's flue-cured tobacco region where we talked to tobacco farmers about what they've seen in an industry which many may think is dwindling out of business.

In our Carolina Cooking segment, we'll take you inside one of the Pee Dee region's well-known bed and breakfast locations and talk to their chef about the daily southern cooking.

We also stop by the area's tobacco museum to learn about the golden leaf's history and heritage in the Palmetto State.

Go back in time with this episode's Palmetto Portrait to see archived footage of tobacco harvests of years past combined with images of today's technology.

For more information, you can click on the links below.

South Carolina Tobacco Museum
Reggie McDaniel
104 Northeast Front Street Mullins, SC
(843) 464-8194

Philip Morris, International
Carolina Tobacco Exchange
Bob Battle
231 East McIntyre Street Mullins, SC
(843) 464-9239

Pee Dee Research and Education Center
Dr. Bruce Fortnum
2200 Pocket Road Darlington, SC
(843) 395-9506

Webster Manor
William Brown
115 East James Street Mullins, SC
(843) 464-9632