Interview with James Bradley Brown, October 4, 1985
Project: Family Farms of Kentucky: Burley Tobacco Oral History Project
Interview SummaryBrown family history in Logan County, background as a farmer and warehouseman, raising corn, soybeans, wheat, barley, cattle, hogs, and three types of tobacco including dark air-cured, dark fire-cured, and burley, importance of tobacco as a cash crop, history of various tobaccos, wet snuff, American Tobacco Company, government inspectors, emphasis on quality of dark tobacco, how to raise dark tobacco, contemporary prices for dark tobacco, Newton Tobacco Seed Company in Hopkinsville, comparison of dark-fired and dark-air cured tobaccos, modern use of chemicals for sucker control, tobacco growing season, tobacco cutting season, history of buying tobacco out of barns, effect of imported dark tobaccos, Eastern Dark-Fired Association, differences in tobacco grown in Daviess County area, use of different tobaccos, difference between dark tobaccos and burley, differences in tobacco barns, tobacco selling season, soil variations in Mason County, R.J. Reynolds, companies that buy dark tobaccos, blue mold, warehouses in Russellville, status of tobacco support program
Interview LC SubjectAgricultural chemicals. Agricultural price supports--Law and legislation Agriculture--Kentucky Agriculture. Barns--Tobacco Burley tobacco Conwood Sales Company Export marketing Family farms Farm life. International trade R.C. Owen Company R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Smokeless tobacco Tobacco blue mold Tobacco industry Tobacco--Diseases and pests Tobacco--Government policy Tobacco--Kentucky Tobacco--Prices Tobacco--Varieties U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company Warehouses
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Brown, James Bradley Interview by John Klee. 04 Oct. 1985. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
Brown, J.B. (1985, October 04). Interview by J. Klee. Family Farms of Kentucky: Burley Tobacco Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.
Brown, James Bradley, interview by John Klee. October 04, 1985, Family Farms of Kentucky: Burley Tobacco Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
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