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Wilson Tobacco Warehouse Suspends Sales

Posted September 1, 2001 6:13 a.m. EDT

— North Carolina's tobacco warehouses, once a thriving part of the tobacco culture, are becoming obsolete.

Growers Warehouse in Wilson has suspended sales already this season.

Teddy Lamm has managed the farmer-owned cooperative Growers Warehouse for 25 years. He says farmers should sell directly to manufacturers, because it is their best deal.

Farmers admit that they are making about $10 per 100 pounds more by contracting with manufacturers than through auctions.