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Georgia farmers growing more tobacco in 2013

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MACON, Ga. (AP) - University of Georgia agricultural cooperative officials say Georgia farmers have planted between 13,000 and 15,000 acres of tobacco this year.

Professor and cooperative extension agronomist Michael Moore told the Telegraph of Macon Georgia farmers have planted more tobacco in 2013 than any of the past four years.

The newspaper reports the increase in tobacco growing in the state is linked to a spike in demand. A hurricane that hit North Carolina negatively impacted tobacco crops there in 2010 and left consumers looking elsewhere.

Moore says there are about 150 farmers growing tobacco in Georgia, with is a steep decline from around 1,000 growers from about 25 years ago. Moore says although there are fewer people growing tobacco in Georgia, the size of the farms have gotten larger.

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