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The crop is 2-3 weeks later than normal, especially in the larger growing areas of Eastern North Carolina due to the weather conditions throughout the growing season. Lower stalk tobaccos are average to below average in color and quality. The early deliveries of upper stalk tobaccos have been averaged to above average in color and quality. All markets were open by the end of August, Purchasing will continue through November at all marketing locations. The 2022 FCV crop size is estimated at 136 million Kgs. The average green price is 4.40 USD.
The USA Burley crop size is estimated at 31.8 million Kgs in 2022 which is 20% higher than the previous year. Tobacco is average to above average coming out of the field and into the barns. The average green price is 4.50 USD.