Flue-Cured Tobacco Barn Retrofit Grant

Help was needed to assist tobacco producers with the retrofit of their flue-cured bulk barns from direct-fired burners to heat exchangers after research revealed that traditional direct-fired curing methods were increasing nitrosamine levels in the tobacco....

Tobacco Communities Reinvestment Project

Project will generate up to 40 individual and community cost-share initiatives in nine target counties across NC. The objective is to test farm-based initiatives to replace or supplement tobacco income. The project will involve approximately 640 individuals.

Flue-Cured Tobacco Container Corporation Grant

To cut handling costs, tobacco manufacturers transitioned from the traditional burlap sheet wrapping to tobacco baled with cardboard slip-sheet and wire. Historically, the buyer, the warehouseman and the grower had shared the cost of the burlap sheet equally, with...

Burley Marketing Center Grant

The two remaining burley auction warehouses left in North Carolina were considering closing before the 2002 season – forcing NC burley producers to travel out-of-state to market their crop. In addition, no burley tobacco companies had contract receiving stations in...