However, as most of you know, last year we fell just short of accomplishing a fair tobacco buyout for tobacco farm families and rural communities.
We now ask for your help. The numbers show that tobacco buyout legislation positively affects more than just tobacco farm families.
It also helps rural businesses, enhances local governments' tax receipts, and boosts the overall economic health of rural communities. Tobacco farmers have made their voice heard in Washington, we now ask that you speak up as well.
It is important for Congressional leaders to understand that tobacco buyout legislation will benefit all aspects of tobacco-dependent Kentucky communities. If you are a banker, local businessman or women, city official, real estate agent, automobile dealer or just a concerned citizen who car about your community, please fax a short note to Congressional leadership letting them know what a tobacco buyout means to you or your business.
Also please send one of us a copy. We'd love to know you are helping us build support for this much needed legislation.
The fax number for Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert is (202) 225-0697. To reach House Majority Leader Tom DeLay by fax, the number is (202) 225-5241. Thanks for your help. Together we can create jobs and revitalize our rural communities.
Sam Moore, President
Kentucky Farm Bureau
Henry West, President
Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association