Tobacco in America

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:

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