While yields have decreased significantly over the last two decades, North Carolina ranks #1 in tobacco production. This map will show you that Guilford County is is the middle third of pounds of tobacco sold, by county. Many NC tobacco farms have stopped growing tobacco altogether and started growing groups and other crops. As one example, Rudd Farm, a fourth generation family farm on Hicone Road in northeast Greensboro, stopped growing tobacco in 2004, after almost a century of planting tobacco. Now, this family-owned farm concentrates on strawberries and produce.
The above photo features a tobacco field in east Greensboro near Sedalia. This crop has been well cared for and it is probably about time for the leaves to be harvested. Leaves should be harvested when the leaves show a slight yellowing.*
* if you are interested, this Wiki e-How tells you how to grow tobacco. It's complicated.