Compassion drives fight by grower

Yancy Jr., Cecll N.
August 2004
Southeast Farm Press;8/18/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 20, p12
Trade Publication
This article focuses on the issue of compassion of tobacco growers reeling around the passage of tobacco buyout bill in the United States. What motivates Keith Parrish, a tobacco grower in the United States, to leave his farm and his wife and travel to Washington D.C., can be summed up in one word: compassion. Parrish has been involved in grassroots politics, pounding the halls of the U.S. Congress working for a tobacco buyout bill. Most of the tobacco farmers laid all their hopes on the buyout bill passing soon as it is very crucial for them to continue their very existence.


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