The objective of this report was to describe changes in the structure and organization of flue-cured tobacco farms which occurred following replacement of the acreage control program with an acreagepoundage program. Farmer survey data from Census Subregion 17 for 1964 and 1967 were analyzed. An average farm, constructed from the data, was used to compare the organization of farms under the two control programs. In addition, five farm sizes were delineated based on acreage of cropland in 1964 and 1967 so that changes in farm organization for farms with different resource situations could be estimated. Only minor changes in tobacco practices occurred following the change in Government programs from acreage to acreage-poundage controls. Tobacco varieties were changed, plant population per acre and fertilization levels were reduced slightly, but use of most technical innovations such as new chemicals remained constant.


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