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Tobacco road

Having been a city guy most of my adult life (Chicago, Montreal, Toronto), I find it constantly interesting to be exposed to rural/agricultural life here in the Greater Daglan Area. Most interesting of all are the amazing machines that have … Continue reading

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How dry we are …

Rain obviously plays a critical role in the Greater Daglan Area, not only watering our many forests and fields of corn, sunflowers, tobacco and walnut trees, but also feeding our creeks and rivers. But it’s not exactly Mr. Dependable. This … Continue reading

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The 2013 harvest — of tobacco

The département of the Dordogne — home to Daglan — has long been a major producer of tobacco, accounting for an estimated 23% of France’s production. Although the business of raising, harvesting, drying and then processing tobacco has been in … Continue reading

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