Tobacco Buyout Information

The 2004 Tobacco Buyout has drastically changed the tobacco landscape in the United States, but tobacco will still play an important role in South Carolina agriculture in the near future. Producers must be sustained in the face of a drastically changed post-buyout environment that includes changing technologies, a narrowing economic base, demanding environment concerns as well as social issue changes. In the foreseeable future, tobacco will remain a prominent component of South Carolina as well as worldwide agriculture. For more information about the Tobacco Buyout, click on the links below.