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Tobacco Association Export Promotion Referendum Jan. 30 at Cooperative Extension

Jan 07, 2019

A referendum for the continuation of Export Promotion Programs conducted by Tobacco Associates will be held Jan. 30, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., at the Cooperative Extension office located at 301 E. Mountain Dr., Fayetteville.

 

Flue-cured tobacco farmers engaged in the production of flue-cured tobacco during the 2018 crop and who share directly in the risk of production of the tobacco crop or in the proceeds of sale of tobacco grown in North Carolina are eligible to vote. Flue-cured tobacco growers will vote on continuing their support of export promotion and expansion for US flue-cured tobacco by Tobacco Associates for the marketing years 2019, 2020 and 2021. The referendum will include the question of continuance of the authorization of annual assessments not to exceed one-fifth (1/5) of one cent per pound.