Grading bench

Grading bench
Selling tobacco originally required farmers to separate their crop into various grades before taking it to market. The benches held the separated tobacco until there was enough to tie into a "hand." Federal standards in grading eventually eliminated this step for the farmer and created the tobacco inspectors profession at the warehouse. The video includes a former tobacco worker providing personal anecdotes about the grading process. Date unknown.
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Tobacco Farm Life Museum
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Tobacco Farm Life Museum
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