Tobacco Grower Communication Assistance

Project will help provide timely information to tobacco farm families by assisting with postage costs of 10,000 bi-monthly Tobacco Grower Newsletters and the printing and distribution of the Tobacco Grower Resource Guide.

Johnston County Farmer?s Market and Craft Center

Project will convert a tobacco warehouse to a farmer?s market and craft center. The project will provide stalls for up to 106 vendors. From a list of 950 potential suppliers, 35 have already reserved 55 booths, which would create 105 full-time jobs. Provides...

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...