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Price of raw tobacco?

beatnicbeatnic Posts: 4,133
I was recently reminded about the TV commercials of my youth (yes, the earliest ones were in black and white), and I recalled the old cigarette/cigar commercials. Specifically, I recall a Lucky Strike commercial where there were scenes of old men standing around bales of tobacco, bidding for the leaves at an auction. Now I know many of the larger brands grow their own tobacco, yet other interests use tobaccos from all over. I was curious about the process. Do they still auction? Are leaves purchased on the stalk, after priming? fermentation?, etc. Reading about creating the forum blend got me wondering? Where are we getting the leaf?

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  • beatnicbeatnic Posts: 4,133
    LOL. I found it!
  • Rob1110Rob1110 Posts: 1,455 ✭✭
    you might be interested in this site: http://www.leafonly.com/
  • scarlinscarlin Posts: 1,592
    Rob1110:
    you might be interested in this site: http://www.leafonly.com/
    What is the tobacco steam used for? It is <10 bucks for a pound of stems!
  • RBeckomRBeckom Home or out and about somewhere.Posts: 2,190 ✭✭✭
    scarlin:
    Rob1110:
    you might be interested in this site: http://www.leafonly.com/
    What is the tobacco steam used for? It is



    Snuff or sometimes mixed in with dip.
  • gmill880gmill880 Posts: 5,947
    RBeckom:
    scarlin:
    Rob1110:
    you might be interested in this site: http://www.leafonly.com/
    What is the tobacco steam used for? It is



    Snuff or sometimes mixed in with dip.

    Yikes !!!
  • xmacroxmacro Posts: 3,402
    IIRC, Alex once commented on this, how most things in the business are based on personal relationships, handshakes, and how many times you've herfed with the seller.
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