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Tobacco Associates Referendum in January for the Carolinas

Tobacco Associates, Inc. will be holding an Export Promotion Check-Off Referendum on January 23rd. Tobacco Associates have been around since 1947 as the only grower-financed export promotion organization, whose activities are directed at protecting, promoting and expanding foreign markets for US flue-cured leaf.

Eligible voters are anyone over the age of 18 who is engaged in the production of flue-cured tobacco during the 2012 growing season. The voting will be conducted by North and South Carolina Extension Service on Wednesday, January 23rd at each flue-cured producing County Extension office. Two-thirds of the eligible voters participating in the referendum must vote ‘for’ in order for the programs to continue. is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.