Interview with James "Jim" McPherson, June 18, 1987

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

Interview Summary

Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service district director for far western Kentucky, crops in that area including grain sorghum and burley, both dark-air cured and dark fire-cured, importance of tobacco to far western Kentucky, description of dark fire-cured burley, description of the acreage system, problems with dark tobaccos including foreign imports and cuts, types of dark tobacco, pinhooking, handtied tobacco, firing the tobacco, trends in dark-fired tobacco, federal regulation of farming

Interview Accession

1995oh199_ff529

Interviewee Name

James "Jim" McPherson

Interviewer Name

John Klee

Interview Date

1987-06-18

Interview Keyword

Heritage farms

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McPherson, James Interview by John Klee. 18 Jun. 1987. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

McPherson, J. (1987, June 18). 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.

McPherson, James, interview by John Klee. June 18, 1987, Family Farms of Kentucky: Burley Tobacco Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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