Business & Finance: Burgoo & Boom

Breezy as any college football crowd were the 10,000 tobacco farmers who poured into Carrollton, Ky. one day last week to help celebrate Carrollton's first annual tobacco festival. They guffawed when a big black hearse lumbered into position at the head of a half-mile parade. Emblazoned on its side was the legend: OLD TOBACCO PRICES—SIX FEET UNDER THE SOD. To the blare of a 40-piece band they marched through the business streets of Carrollton to the Henry County Tobacco Warehouse. When somebody yelled "C'mon folks, the burgoo's ready!" they broke ranks, stampeded for...

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