By SETH LITTRELL
The State Journal
After being hampered because of a shortage of help and increasingly restrictive regulations, many veteran tobacco farmers in Franklin County have stopped growing the crop entirely.
Kerry Redding, who says tobacco has been part of his livelihood for decades, says this is the first time in 30 years he has not planted the crop.
“It’s just different,” Redding said. “It feels funny not to be doing it anymore.”