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North Carolina tobacco growers to vote on export promotion assessment Jan. 30

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Staff Writer | Friday January 11, 2019 3:11AM ET
North Carolina tobacco
America   Ballots will be available for flue-cured tobacco growers

North Carolina flue-cured tobacco growers will have a chance to vote on whether to continue their self-assessment for support of export promotion and expansion programs conducted by Tobacco Associates.

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The assessment would not exceed one-fifth cent per pound of tobacco sold and would be in effect for 2019, 2020 and 2012. The exact assessment amount will be approved by the Tobacco Associates Board of Directors.

Ballots will be available for flue-cured tobacco growers at county extension offices on Wednesday, Jan. 30. Please contact your local N.C. Cooperative Extension office for specific information regarding polling locations and times.

Tobacco Associates activities focus on protecting, promoting and expanding foreign markets for U.S. flue-cured leaf.


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