Left: Workers at Smith Family Farms near Murray prepared to cut tobacco standing in the field in September. The wood slabs are used during the  firing and curing process. 

Right: José Luis Tapia  Rodriguez lit fires that help cure dark-fired tobacco. Its market has grown steadily  during the past 25 years.
Left: Workers at Smith Family Farms near Murray prepared to cut tobacco standing in the field in September. The wood slabs are used during the firing and curing process. Right: José Luis Tapia Rodriguez lit fires that help cure dark-fired tobacco. Its market has grown steadily during the past 25 years.
Left: Workers at Smith Family Farms near Murray prepared to cut tobacco standing in the field in September. The wood slabs are used during the firing and curing process. Right: José Luis Tapia Rodriguez lit fires that help cure dark-fired tobacco. Its market has grown steadily during the past 25 years.

Documentary film focuses on Western Ky.'s Black Patch tobacco farmers

February 11, 2013 12:00 AM

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