The Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association has gotten an early start on tobacco sales this season, purchasing more than 1 million pounds of tobacco from members since October.
The BTGCA decided to kick off the purchasing window in mid-October to provide members with an early market for their crop.
"The Burley Cooperative is focused on helping our members through providing new opportunities," explained Brian Furnish of the BTGCA. "Offering a competitive marketing outlet is just one of the many services we provide to our members."
Burley producers interested in selling tobacco to the BTGCA should contact BTGCA to schedule an appointment with a contracted grader for an on-the-farm tobacco inspection. Once the tobacco has been inspected, a date and time for delivery to the Lexington-based warehouse will be scheduled.