Posts tagged tobacco buyout

News Roundup: April 12-17

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “NC Tobacco Growers Asked to Vote in Referendum,” Southern Farm Network: For the first time in the history of […]

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News Roundup: Jan. 4-10

“Peanut prices down, but still a valuable life saver,” Southeast Farm Press: I’m thinking about pent-up power. Why? Because there are a lot of peanuts pent up in the U.S. pipeline today. With two pretty good back-to-back production years — 2012 being a record –buster — it is going to take a while to work […]

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Today’s Topic: Tobacco Transition Payment Program coming to an end

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” A new year starts Wednesday, and with it comes the end of the Tobacco Transition Payment Program, also known as the tobacco quota buyout. In 2004, the federal government reached a settlement with tobacco farmers that ended […]

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N.C. tobacco appeals to international markets

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services helps promote exports of N.C. agricultural products through its International Marketing office. Through these efforts, North Carolina now exports about $3 billion in agricultural products each year. Over the next few weeks, we’ll highlight some local growers and food manufacturers finding success on the global stage. Tobacco […]

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