North Carolina tobacco growers expect checks from settlement
Attorneys say tobacco farmers should start seeing checks early next year. Tobacco growers and allotment holders met in Greensboro last night to talk about who would get some of the money from the national settlement between cigarette companies and the sta
Beginning December 31st, more than five billion dollars will be distributed over the next 12 years to those involved in tobacco production. The money comes from Phase Two of the settlement and is intended to help growers and allotment holders in 14 states deal with the fallout from the 206 billion dollar settlement. The "Greensboro News and Record" says their checks could be mailed out at the end of the year.