NC State Extension


Executive Farm Management Program for Sweet Potato and Tobacco Farmers  Strengthen your farm business by being a part of this interactive business management program designed just for the unique opportunities and challenges facing NC sweet potato and tobacco farms.  Click on the link to view a brochure describing the program.

Application for Executive Farm Management Program for Sweet Potato and Tobacco Farmers Interested in being a part of the program?  Just download the fillable application, complete it, and email it to  If you have questions contact Dr. Blake Brown, or 919 515-4536.

U.S. Burley and Flue-Cured Tobacco Situation and Outlook Article, October 15, 2016
by Blake Brown, NCSU, and Will Snell, University of KY

U.S. Flue-Cured Tobacco Situation and Outlook
Presentation August 2016

U.S. Flue-Cured Tobacco Production and Use
Stocks, production, domestic use and exports of U.S. flue-cured tobacco.  Updated August 2016.

NC Ag Situation & Outlook: Coping with the Downturn
Presentation December 2015

Economic Considerations in Buying a New Tobacco Barn
Presentation at Tobacco Day, December 4, 2014

The End of the Tobacco Transition Payment Program (TTPP)
Article on the potential impacts as the TTPP ended.

The End of the TTPP
Presentation by Blake Brown at the November, 2013 Annual Meeting of the U.S. Tobacco Cooperative

2016 NC Crop Insurance for Flue-Cured Tobacco
2016 Commodity Insurance Fact Sheet from USDA-RMA for North Carolina Tobacco

Enterprise Budgets
Link to enterprise budgets in the Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics.  Enterprise budgets provide a guide for calculating costs and returns for various crops and livestock enterprises.

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