Burley auctions clinging to life

Bickers, Chris
October 2005
Southeast Farm Press;10/5/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 23, p12
Trade Publication
Reports that auction marketing programs of burley tobacco growers and warehousing groups has moved boldly to give farmers without contract an opportunity to bring their products to the free market. Organization of southern auction effort by Burley Stabilization Corporation in Knoxville, Tennessee and northern auction effort by Burley Marketing Association; Statement from Knoxville cooperative managing director Charlie that no tobacco will be taken under consignment; Favorable conception of leaf dealers on auction marketing.


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