Flue-cured co-op begins new era

Bickers, Chris
July 2005
Southeast Farm Press;7/6/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 17, p20
Trade Publication
The article focuses on a new mission to make more use of U.S. flue-cured tobacco by manufacturing discount cigarettes. At the annual meeting of the Flue-Cured Tobacco Stabilization Cooperative (co-op), the big news for the 300-odd farmers and others in attendance was that the factory purchased a little over a year ago by the co-op is now up and running. It has already begun manufacturing little cigars for the domestic market and cigarettes for the export trade. Some of these were on display at the meeting, including the Fact cigarette brand, which features a new filter element that is hoped to have some risk-reducing effects.


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