Here’s a story I reported in August from Danville, Va.:
Virginia tobacco is still in demand and maybe always will be. Tobacco companies prize the “bright leaf” grown on Virginia’s nutrient-rich Old Belt, which produces a mild, light and aromatic taste when smoked.
I had never been to the area and didn’t realize how gorgeous it was. Also, I was kind of stunned at the beauty of the tobacco plant – especially since it’s so deadly.
Some photos I took while there: