Joe Bacca, 40, of Topeka, talks while priming tobacco on Morgan's farm north of Weston, Mo. Bacca says he's been helping with the tobacco harvest since he was 18 and living in Leavenworth.
Bill Ocholik, 72, of Weston, Mo., pulls another trailerload of tobacco to the drying barn.
Dan Morgan looks over some burley tobacco in a friend's barn near Weston, Mo.
A field of tobacco stretches from hillside to hillside in Weston, Mo. just across the Kansas border, while tobacco drying barns dot the hillsides breaking up fields.
A case at the New Deal Tobacco warehouse in Weston showing where some burley tobacco ends up.
Dan Morgan describes the leaves on the tobacco plant which are the best ones and grade the best on a chart in the New Deal Tobacco Warehouse, in Weston.
Burley Tobacco hangs from the rafters of one of the hundreds of barns in the Weston area.
Dan Morgan of rural Weston, Mo. walks through some of his best burley tobacco, while he and other tobacco farmers hurry to harvest this years' crop.
Zachery Buckner, Morgan's neighbor, helps load leaves into a drying barn and hangs them from top to bottom then spaces them just right for the air to pass and cure the leaves.
Dan Morgan looks over his small plot of burley tobacco in the golden glow of early morning. Morgan, 51, is among a few farmers in the Weston, Mo., area who still raise tobacco.
Armando Aguirre sits down to enjoy some lunch in the drying barn among leaves harvested that morning. Growing tobacco is labor-intensive work, requiring about 200 hours per acre from start to finish.