To all South Carolina Flue-Cured Tobacco Farmers:
This is a notice that a check-off referendum will be held on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 in each flue-cured producing county in South Carolina. Flue-cured tobacco growers will vote on continuing their support of export promotion and expansion for US flue-cured tobacco by Tobacco Associates, Inc. for the marketing years 2016, 2017, 2018. The referendum will be conducted by the Clemson Cooperative Extension Service. Polling places will be open during normal business hours at each flue-cured producing County Extension office. The referendum will include the question of continuance of the authorization of annual assessments not to exceed one-half (1/2) of one cent per pound. The exact assessment to be approved by the South Carolina Tobacco Associates Board members.
Here is a letter from the SC Tobacco Board with more information on the referendum: 3-SC Board Letter-2016