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....

Establishing a Life Sciences Revenue Bond Authority

Project will assist in establishing a revolving loan program to bring biotech companies into the state and create jobs for those no longer employed in tobacco manufacturing jobs. This project will create a minimum of 20 jobs over five years and generate $20 million in...

Growing the NC Medicinal Herb Industry

Project will provide 10 to 20 tobacco farmers with incentives from $5,000 to $10,000 to grow medicinal herbs, generating gross sales equal to or higher than traditional tobacco revenues per acre.