The Fair and Equitable Tobacco Reform Act of 2004 eliminated
tobacco quotas and tobacco price supports and allowed producers to
plant any amount or type of tobacco regardless of geographic
location. The authors found that flue-cured tobacco producers made
greater adjustments to their operations after the buyout than did
burley tobacco producers. Flue-cured tobacco producers were more
likely to increase tobacco acres per farm, pushing up the tobacco
acreage per farm at a faster rate compared with burley tobacco
producers. Flue-cured producers also were more likely to invest in
their tobacco enterprises and invested more per farm after 2004. As
a result of increased acreage, tobacco operations became more
sensitive to changes in labor costs. With over 75 percent of
tobacco farms using hired or contract labor in 2008, the
availability and cost of workers have become increasingly important
to tobacco producers. This report is based on data collected from
the tobacco version of the 2008 Agricultural Resource Management
Survey (ARMS), which focused on U.S. producers of burley and
flue-cured tobacco in 2008 and how their tobacco operations have
changed since 2000 and 2004.
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