Interview with H. Carlisle Besuden, III, January 19, 1988

Project: Family Farms of Kentucky: Burley Tobacco Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Farmer, Clark County, Winchester, personal background in farming and as a newspaper reporter, articles written, disagreements with Knight-Ridder, media complaints against tobacco, imported tobacco in the 1970s, relationship with tobacco leaders, give and take of new tobacco program, sources for his newspaper articles, controversial stories, relationship with the Univesity of Kentucky, aging farm population and high cost of equipment, impact of farm problems on communities, role of tobacco pool, role of different tobacco groups in Kentucky, Farm Bureau, Council for Burley Tobacco, Burley Warehouse Association, auction system, foreign buyers over the years, black farmers and tenant farmers, future of tobacco, quality of tobacco over the years

Interview Accession

1995oh197_ff527

Interviewee Name

H. Carlisle Besuden, III

Interviewer Name

John Klee

Interview Date

1988-01-19

Interview Keyword

Heritage farms

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III, H. Carlisle Besuden, Interview by John Klee. 19 Jan. 1988. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

III, H.C. (1988, January 19). Interview by J. Klee. Family Farms of Kentucky: Burley Tobacco Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

III, H. Carlisle Besuden,, interview by John Klee. January 19, 1988, Family Farms of Kentucky: Burley Tobacco Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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