Protecting Providers and the Public

Project will conduct training and provide resources to assist farmers and workers about agricultural machinery highway safety issues to help reduce the more than 300 per year farm-related accidents

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.

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...