Buyout proposal - Sandy Barnes, 5/2/01 9:09PM   

I do not believe growers who primarily rent or lease tobacco quota for  production have adequately been represented.
I suggest that the compensation for growers be set at $6.00 per pound, and that a grower who is also a quota owner
be compensated only as either a grower or quota owner  (whichever he chooses), and not be allowed to "double dip"
by receiving funds as both.
This should, to some extent, lower the total cost of a buyout and be more equitable for all types and size growers!