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....

Recovery of Growers Self-Assessment Funds

Project will provide research and educational programs to support a competitive and profitable position for tobacco markets. It is estimated that the project will assist 12,000 tobacco growers and related agribusinesses.

Support for the Transition to Value-Added Agribusiness

Project will work with farmers to provide agricultural and economic strategies and transfer technologies such as on-farm diversification and entrepreneurship through hands-on consultation. The project will conduct community meetings to identify needs and participants,...

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...