Tobacco farmers representing 13 counties met last week to express their displeasure with the 2008 contract offered by Philip Morris.
The meeting Jan. 16 was a follow-up to a December meeting, during which farmers said they wanted to know if tobacco growers in other areas felt the same way. The answer that came back was a definitive yes.
"We've all got the same concerns," said Forrest Stevens, a farmer from Anderson County who sells his tobacco in Lebanon.
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