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Tobacco in Northwest Missouri

Posted By Tammy Huffman On October 28, 2009 @ 11:05 am In Historic | No Comments

by Wilbur Bush

In the Depression years, during the 1920s and 1930s, tobacco was on the verge of becoming a stable crop in northwest Missouri. Local farmers were planting the crop in hopes it would be a permanent thing. By 1941, buyers from almost every state in the union were bidding on tobacco and it was netting the farmers from $240 to $300 per acre.

Tobacco was imported to northwest

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