NPR logo

Ex-Tobacco Farmers

Only Available in Archive Formats.
Ex-Tobacco Farmers

Ex-Tobacco Farmers

Ex-Tobacco Farmers

Only Available in Archive Formats.

NPR's Adam Hochberg reports on one group's efforts to help North Carolina farmers stay profitable, even as demand for their main crop — tobacco — drops. The Golden Leaf Foundation is funded by the state's share of last year's tobacco settlement; it's got 39 alternative programs — like goat farming — in the works.

We no longer support commenting on NPR.org stories, but you can find us every day on Facebook, Twitter, email, and many other platforms. Learn more or contact us.