Re: Keep Quota in the hands of the Grower - You're Lucky- L. Eddie Gilkison, 11/13/00 10:19AM
My response back to "your're lucky" is that he is part of the problem. My breakeven last year on leased tobacco was 64 cents. I haven't figured this years break even and I did not consider the welfare check.
Why should I pay for the privilege of growing tobacco to a person who agrees he makes his living another way and he only wants to reserve the privilege of being able to raise tobacco but he wants his sixty cents per pound. I'm sure it's in his financial interest to lease out his quota and leach from the grower. Without the grower he would have to raise the quota or lose his quota - "your lucky" is a parasite.