N.C. House budget would eliminate Tobacco Trust Fund farm grants

North Carolina farmers are the latest target of the Legislature, where the Republican majority is trying to eliminate a grant program that has enabled many farmers to survive. At a family farm where profit margins are thin and unforgiving, a $9,000 grant for a fence can be the difference between operating next year and not. -Travis Fain, The Independent Weekly, May 18, 2011. (Read here).

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