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Farmers get additional 8-9 cents per pound for tobacco

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By James Roberts

Tobacco growers will get a raise after all, but it's not the victory many were hoping for.

"It's kind a token increase," Taylor County farmer Bernie Cave says. "It's not a victory, but it's definitely a step in the right direction."

Cave, along with Marion County farmer Joe Spaulding, organized a series of meetings with area tobacco farmers who were not satisfied with tobacco giant Philip Morris' contract offering.


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