Another sign that summer's winding down -- the tobacco's turning yellow and workers are cutting the plants and stringing them on to 'baccer sticks.
This is burley tobacco and the entire stalk will be air-dried hanging in a tobacco barn. (Unlike flue-cured in which only the leaves are harvested to be cured in gas-heated barns.)
There isn't much tobacco being grown around here, now that government doesn't support the prices. The small family patches, such as we used to grow, are pretty much gone. This patch was being harvested by Latino workers.