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...

NCDA&CS/NCSU Research Stations Barn Retrofit Grant

Following the same concept as the first barn-retrofit grant, this grant allowed NCDA&CS/NCSU Research Stations to retrofit their curing barns so that necessary, on-going research could be conducted under industry standards equivalent to those of most...

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....

Expanding Markets for Organic Tobacco Growers

Project will develop and deliver a workshop series to organic tobacco growers on organic production and certification with a focus on crops that can be rotated with organic tobacco, and assist in the development of a grower-owned marketing cooperative. The project...